Etna's hidden parts – the tasting notes

Sout-east side of Etna

For more on Walter's coverage of Sicily this year, see Sicily 2017 – the guide, in particular  Hidden Etna part 1 – the east and Hidden Etna part 2 – the south and historic west

The 17 tasting notes below are samples from Etna’s east, south and south-east side (pictured here) that agronomist Valeria Càrastro sourced for me. Anything but the north side, so to speak. The wines show that Etna’s hidden parts have great potential and, with Gaja now having upped the game, will finally get the attention and the investments they more than deserve to...