Eduardo Torres Acosta

Eduardo Acosta Torres, Randazzo

Our first meeting with Eduardo Torres was in 2012, when he was doing “stage” at Arianna Occhipinti in Vittoria. Since he’s from some obscure village in the northern Tenerife he didn’t speak a word of English and by that time it seemed like not many words of Italian either, so the communication was really non existing.

He was our chauffeur around Etna, doing cooking, cleaning and all other stuff he was asked to, always with a certain look on his boss. And that paid off. Two years later when we came back to Sicily, he was still there. He has his own two vineyards on Etna now, made his first vintage 2014 and released it in 2016.

Edo harvests his grapes and drives them to Arianna in Vittoria, where vinification and ageing takes place. To be able to do it this way, he harvests the grapes one day earlier, to avoid overripe fruit.

We are super excited about his elegant and vibrant expression of the fruit from Etna.

2016 and 2017 Versante Nord Bianco

Soil: Volcanic and sand, 550-900 meters altitude
Grape: 60% Minella, 40% Carricante, Cataratto and Albanello
Appellation: Bianco Terre Siciliane IGT
Age of Vines: 45-50 years
Yields: 10-16 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation and ageing in one old 600 liter barrel and one old botti of 1000 liters for 8 months before blending and bottling took place.


2016 Versante Nord

Soil: Volcanic and sand, 550-750 meters altitude, 4 different plots, 1,5 ha in total
Grape: 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio, Minella Nera, Minella Bianca,
Catarrato, Grecianico
Appellation: Terre Siciliane IGT
Age of Vines: 45-50 years
Yields: 10-16 hl/h

Vinification: Destemmed and fermented with the skins with very little extraction for 15 days in concrete vats. After pressing ageing took place in old Bottis of 750-300 liters for 16 months before blending and bottling.


2016 Pirrera

Soil: Volcanic, one 0,5 ha single vineyard on  800 meters altitude
Grape: 90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio, Minella Nera, Minella Bianca,
Catarrato, Grecianico
Appellation: Terre Siciliane IGT
Age of Vines: 45-50 years
Yields: 10-16 hl/h

Vinification: Destemmed and fermented with the skins with very little extraction for 15 days in concrete vats. After pressing ageing took place in one old Botti of 750 liters for 16 months.