Sicily’s boisterous spirit is evident the moment one steps onto this sun-drenched island. Three thousand years of foreign occupation, volcanic eruptions, and relentless sun have distilled the spirit of Italy into one, super-concentrated essence called Sicily. All that creativity, climatic variation, and abundance of local grape varieties give the Mediterranean’s largest island a plethora of styles.
Sicily boasts everything from dirt cheap to jaw-droppingly expensive. Etna has seen a huge influx of foreign investment of late and I remain to be convinced that all the hype is justified. The wines are good but so are lots of other wines that cost much less. Eudes over-delivers from Etna’s SE flanks.