Brief winery history:

Winery: GIROLAMO RUSSO
Owner:
Giuseppe Russo
Total annual production/bottles: 15000
Total vineyard extention (hectares): 16.00
Nerello Mascalese (mostly),  Nerello Cappuccio

Planted varietals and extention (hectares):
Nerello Mascalese - 15.20
Nerello Cappuccio - 0.80

Vine trellising system:
Espallier
en goblet

Cultivation methods in the vineyard:
Tilled between the vines

Harvest: 
Green Harvest : Yes

Harvest time: last week of October
Agronomist: Giuseppe Russo
Oenologist: Giuseppe Russo, Emiliano Falsini

Giuseppe Russo, a trained pianist with a degree in Italian literature, manages the family estate since 2004 and bottles Etna Rosso in three different versions (the first released vintage was 2005). The vineyards extend for 15 hectares and stand in three districts (contrade): S. Lorenzo (8 hectares, 750-780 meters altitude), Feudo (6 hectares, 650-670 m altitude) and Feudo di Mezzo (1 hectare at 700 meters altitude). Furthermore, Giuseppe manages 1 hectare in the Calderara Sottana district. For the production of his wines, Giuseppe follows the same method as when he used to study the piano: extreme attention to details, but always keeping in mind the final result. The estate is certified organic.

the vineyards


Calderara Sottana


San Lorenzo


Feudo di Mezzo


Feudo