Mount Etna, on the island of Sicily, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. There have been many eruptions in the last decade.
Jean-Marc Espinasse, of Domaine Rouge-Bleu in southern France, was so inspired by a holiday in Sicily that he decided to embark on a collaboration with local winemaker Ciri Biondi to make a wine from grapes grown on the slopes of the volcano.
The soil on the volcano slopes (600 metres above sea level) is poor and ideally suited for vineyards. The grape variety here is Nerello Mascalese, which Jean-Marc compares to Pinot Noir.
The grapes were hand harvested, partly destemmed and vinified with natural yeasts and low sulphur. Ageing was in two neutral 500 litre barrels for almost a year.
Only 1320 bottles were produced of which 36 came to Australia.
This unusual and rare wine is in stock and priced at $60.00 a bottle. Buy a Case of 12 bottles and pay for 11.
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If you have been thinking about purchasing some Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine 2009 Corton Grand Cru Reds it is time to act.
Our stock report shows Perrieres has sold out and we have 8 bottles of Clos du Roi and 9 bottles of Bressandes left.
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We also have small stocks of the 2010's available. You can view them here. And the full range of 2011's is also about to be shipped. Click here to view and order on line.
We have two seats left to our incredible Burgundy Legends Dinner at Ezard on Monday 25 February 2013.
Taste some spectacular and very rare wines dating back to 1927!
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