A native of the city of Catania, Salvo studied enology and began his career in 1981 as a technical and agrarian advisor to some noted estates in eastern Sicily. He continues that work today for estates such as Gulfi, Benanti and ViniBiondi, all of whose wines are universally recognized as among the best in Sicily. Salvo is the leader of the natural wine movement in this volcanic corner of Sicily. While extreme in some respects (racking and bottling under a lunar cycle), he is a pure spirit of natural viniculture and if you want to understand Sicilian winemaking in the Etna DOC, start with Salvo Foti.
Vibrant mineral strawberry aroma. Delicate, rich flavours of berry fruit, minerals and a touch of lime. Subtle mineral ginger finish. Beautiful, subtle, multi layered, dry but not austere. Gentle foam on the palate. Unique and marvellous.
Producer I Vigneri di Salvo Foti
Origin Etna, Sicily, Italy
Grapes Minnella Bianca, Grecanico, Minnella Rossa, Alicante
Alcohol 12% ABV
Style Fine and eleegant natural sparkling
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, ambient fermented, 16 months on the lees. 3 grams dosage. No Filtration, No fining, No added sulphur
Notes Organic, Natural, Biodynamic