Eduardo Acosta Torres, Randazzo

Our first meeting with Edo 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.

And, he decided to stay. Etna was the place for him to make wine, born and raised on a volcanic island as he is, it felt like home. His first vintage was made 2014 and released in 2016.
Today he has 5 ha of vineyards in total, where half of it is his own,
the other is on long contract rents.

The first 4 years, Edo harvested his grapes and drove them to Arianna in Vitoria, where vinification and ageing took place. But since 2018 he has his own cellar in Randazzo,
close to his vineyards.

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

2019 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: planted 1969-1974
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.


2018 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: planted 1969-1974
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.


2018 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: planted 1969-1974
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.