Girolamo Russo Nerina Bianco is a punchy majority Carricante blend (with additions of Inzolia, Coda di Volpe and Cataratto) that is at once dry, textured and rich. The fruit is harvested from various Russo vineyards on Etna’s north side, particularly San Lorenzo, Feudo, and Calderara Sottana. You’ll find lemon, peach, and stone on the nose, with refreshingly balanced acidity and clarity on the palate.
In 2005, Giuseppe Russo was drawn back to his childhood home on Sicily’s Mount Etna to make wine. Named after his late father, he creates elegant and expressive wines that speak of the volcano’s incredibly varied terroir. The crus (or ‘contrade’) in which Russo grows his grapes are among the finest on Etna’s north side, and he conducts all of his production organically.