Anthony highlighted our relatively new Etna grower Grottafumata in the March 2022 edition of our monthly brochure in the “Looking Forward” segment. Here is another young estate in Solicchiata on the northeastern slopes of the volcano called Vigneti Vecchio, named after winegrower Carmelo Vecchio (and yes, they have a lot of old vines), that is another up-and-coming address to watch carefully. With the type of cuisine we like to cook at our home—many times simple, rustic Italian—I find myself reaching for this red often. It is medium-bodied, not too heavy and not too light, with beautiful aromatics, a silky texture, and an earthy grit from the lava in which it is planted.
—Dixon Brooke (Kermit Lynch)