I Suoli – freestyling on Etna

I Suoli trio, making wine for fun on Etna

Making wine for fun on the volcano. From left to right above: Dante Pasqua, Emiliano Falsini and Giuseppe Russo.

Last January saw the release of two red wines from Etna by newcomer I Suoli, or 'The Soils'. I might have overlooked them, were it not for the fact that one of Etna's best producers, Giuseppe Russo of the Girolamo Russo estate, is involved, along with the eminent oenologist Emiliano Falsini and non-wine-related Dante Pasqua. Pasqua is an old friend of Giuseppe Russo and the two go back as far as the sand pit. The wines, made of 100% Nerello Mascalese...