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A blend of 55% Carricante, 20% Minella, 20% Catarratto plus a few others(!) from Mount Etna on Sicily.

‘Caravan Petrol’ is a famous song from Naples – used here as a reference to the success of Etna wines and big brands that have gone on a buying and planting spree in the area. 

Federica’s label is a dig at this gold rush and the DOC body that promotes it: the seven deputies on the DOC committee are depicted riding their camels on a desert Etna.

The 140yo ungrafted vines growing 800m above sea level are scattered among the Nerello Mascalese plots and some of them are so ancient that the varieties are unknown. The whole bunches are slowly pressed in two 500ltr barrels for fermentation and ageing – one French Taransaud and one made by a local tonnelier from the farm’s 100yo chestnut trees.

Bottled in June the following year, no SO2 was added at all. 

Such a unique wine that combines power with salty acids, moreish honeysuckle & melon aromas with a lengthy herbal aftertaste. A beautiful example of Carricante & native grape varieties from Etna’s slopes.

No added sulphur.

Organic & Biodynamic farming