Stay on the cusp of Italy's ever changing wine landscape. Italy sits on the border of the African and Eurasian Tectonic plates which have propagated a majority of volcanic eruptions and the active nature of the peninsula. The volcanism of this dynamic peninsula has endowed history countless legends, landscapes and ultimately some of the most expensive wines. Italy never fails and always leaves our palates thirsty for more.
The discerning characteristic of volcanic terroir and the wines it produces lies on the palate. A perceptible, laser like, linear texture that transcends grape variety and region. A palpable austerity and mineralogy that translates to smoky, ashy, dusty, chalky textures that no other soil is capable of producing.
Leonardo Locascio Selections (2017). New York, NY: Winebow Group, Inc.
How Do Volcanic Wines Taste?
Due to the mineral content in the soil, the wines are more aromatic, fresh and bright.
Volcano wine sampler
2 Bottles Monte Carbonare
2 Bottles Mastroberardino 'Mastro'
2 Bottles Tascante
Monte Carbonare, Soave classico, 2016 (Veneto, italy)
Straw yellow with considerable intensity and brilliant highlights. This wine is creamy and elegant. It is characterized by freshness and aromas of citrus, herbs, and mineral. On the palate the wine is well-balanced and refreshing with a dry and persistent finish.
Mastroberardino 'Mastro' Aglianico (campania, italy)
The grapes chosen for this delicious wine bestow fruitful aromas of strawberry, cherry and blackberries. On the palate, the wine has a soft, texture and medium body with flavors of strawberry and cherry.
tascate, nerello mascalese 2014 (Sicily, Italy)
Made entirely from Nerello Mascalese, this vibrant wine opens with blue flower, red-skinned berry and thyme aromas. The fresh, juicy palate delivers red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon and licorice flavors framed by fine-grained tannins. Enjoy through 2023.
If you'd like to learn more about volcanic wines read the book,
Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power written by Master Sommelier John Szabo