Renowned for his profound impact on the wines of Etna, Marco de Grazia’s influence is as significant as the majestic volcano that characterizes this unique corner of Sicily. The 2012 Etna Rosso, a testament to his expertise, is a captivating blend of 98% Nerello Mascalese and a small portion of Nerello Cappuccio, aged meticulously in oak for nearly a year. With an impressive bouquet boasting herbaceous, balsamic tones, as well as hints of dried fruit and mineral, this wine reflects de Grazia’s commitment to excellence at affordable price points. Embracing the Etna region wholeheartedly, de Grazia has become a revered mentor to the emerging generation of local winemakers, known as the “Etna Boys,” who seek his wisdom and guidance in cultivating exceptional wines. His enduring legacy extends beyond winemaking, encompassing importation and an extensive knowledge of renowned Italian wines like Barolo and Barbaresco.