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Eduardo Torres Acosta

Terre Siciliane Rosso 'Versante Nord' 2017

$34.00

Terre Siciliane Rosso 'Versante Nord' 2017

Eduardo Torres Acosta

Terre Siciliane Rosso 'Versante Nord' 2017

$34.00

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Home field advantage doesn't count in winemaking and everyone loves an underdog. Eduardo Torres Acosta moved from his home on the Canary Islands in 2012 to intern with esteemed Sicilian winemaker Ariana Occhipinti. Coupling this understudy experience with his upbringing working the vines on his father's own estate, Eduardo sought out availability on Mount Etna and was able to rent a few small parcels on the north side of the volcano. In just a few years, he’s established himself among the elite, delivering some of the best wines Sicily has to offer. 

Predominantly Nerello Mascalese with other local varieties, this wine is a hypnotic blend of black cherry and violet; with grippier, structured tannins on the palate plus a bright, pleasing acidity, this wine has a weight that encourages aging so be sure to buy 2. 

-Chris

Eduardo Torres Acosta, a young winemaker from the Canary Islands, first began working with vines in Tenerife, where his father, a local postman, had a small plot of land. In 2012 Eduardo moved to Sicily, where he interned at Azienda Arianna Occhipinti (you may have heard of it). Soon thereafter he got a job as the enologist at Azienda Passopisciaro, one of the pioneers of new wave Etna producers. Despite Eduardo’s "outsider" status, he managed to rent several fine parcels on Etna from locals. The grapes are harvested and then trucked to Arianna Occhipinti’s estate in Vittoria. Since the winemaking facility is not on Etna, the wines are not allowed DO status and simply carry the IGT Terre Siciliane designation.

-LOUIS/DRESSNER