2018 Masseria del Pino Caravan Petrol Bianco

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Masseria del Pino, Cesare Fulvio and Federica Turillo’s little farm upslope from Randazzo, is located on the volcano Mount Etna's northern face. This tiny winery produces only 350 cases per year but has a big name for an importer, the esteemed Kermit Lynch! Made from an ancient field blend of native varieties (Carricante, Catarratto, Minella, Pizzutella - over 100 years old), “Caravan Petrol” is a tongue-in-cheek name for the phenomenon that Federica and Cesare have observed of newcomers buying land for vineyards on Etna, completely changing the landscape with bulldozers and other machinery in an effort to profit off of Etna's popularity. It is also a nod to a Neapolitan song from the 1950s with the title “Caravan Petrol”.

A field blend of native varieties, Carricante, Catarratto, Minella and Pizzutella, this wine is lightly skin-macerated, then pressed manually and aged in a solitary chestnut cask before an unfiltered, unsulfured bottling. Charming, fresh, and textured, with suggestions of wildflowers, saffron, lemon, and nuts, this is Etna in all its raw glory.

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