Passopisciaro

Franchetti is well-known as the owner of Tuscany’s Tenuta di Trinoro. His Sicilian estate, formerly known as Passopisciaro, has done wonders for the Etna denomination and has the merit (along with Benanti , who first attracted attention to the area, and Tenuta delle Terre Nere, who helped further crystallize it later) of having launched Etna’s wines into to the stratosphere. The wines are sultry, highly perfumed and profound. IAN D’AGATA, Vinous Media

My tasting of Andrea Franchetti’s Etna wines was a revelation. Not so much for the quality of the wines that is and has always been beyond reproach, but for the full circle philosophical metamorphosis that they represent. Here you have the man who, in terms of its international appeal, invented the concept of Etna wine. He (and Marco De Grazia) brought the volcano to the world wine stage. No other vintner, not even his frenemy Marco De Grazia can boast such a collection of wines. They delve deep into the inner workings of single vineyard understanding. Magically, Franchetti has reinvented himself to be, once again, ahead of the pack. MONICA LARNER, The Wine Advocate

Andrea Franchetti wasn’t content to just make profound wines at his Tuscan estate, Tentua di Trinoro, so he set out to replicate that success at Passopisciaro, his property on Mount Etna. These new releases are nothing less than breathtaking. ANTONIO GALLONI