Girolamo Russo had been farming vineyards in Etna for decades, though it wasn’t until a few years after his passing (2003) that his son Giuseppe decided to begin bottling wines under their name. Today, Giuseppe farms 18 hectares of sea-influenced vineyards planted at 800 meters above sea level. Indigenous varieties, native yeast fermentations, and organic farming practices are all implemented at the estate. ‘A Rina’ is an earthy and red-fruited Nerello Mascalese dominant Etna Rosso, marked by flavors of scorched earth, cherries, and tobacco. Russo’s wines are rustic and harmonious, marked by zesty acidity, volcanic-influenced flavors, and a distinct sense of place.