Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord Rosso

Eduardo Torres Acosta Versante Nord Rosso


Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese

Vintage: 2021

Tenerife native Eduardo Torres is making fresh, characterful wines on the slopes of Mount Etna. He moved to the island to intern with Arianna Ochippinti and now divides his time between working at Pasopisciaro and running his own project. He rents about 2Ha of vineyards in the Etna, divided among three different plots where up to 80-year-old vines are planted gobelet style (known as albarello or ‘little tree’ locally). Like many old vineyards these are mixed plantings with some local varieties - red and white grapes interplanted. The reds include Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante Bouschet and Grenache, the whites include Minnella, Catarratto, Grecanico and Inzolia.

The Versante Nord is a vibrant and refreshing wine made with fruit from two parcels – Pietramarina and Crasa – on the cooler, north-facing side of Mt. Etna, where vines average 50 years old. Showing typical Nerello Mascalese characters, spices and red cherries dominate with a mineral volcanic undertone.