Out of a Sicilian family heritage that traces back to the 17th century, the Tornatore’s Mount Etna wine ventures began in 1865. Today, the family’s operations are headed by Giuseppe Tornatore, a businessman whose expertise led to the acquisition of some of the region’s finest north-facing vineyards in the early 2000’s. Tornatore’s profound respect and understanding of the land is showcased in wines that capture the essence of Etna, deftly balancing concentrated flavours, complexity, freshness and refinement.
Located in the northern side of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, the soils have volcanic origin and were created through the disintegration of lava, ash and stones from previous volcanic eruptions. The combination of soil, climate and the skill of the winemakers, have made the northern slope of Etna an ideal area for the production of high-quality wines.
Sicilian Wonders: The Tornatore Mixed Case
4 bottles x Tornatore Etna Bianco DOC 2022
Made with the indigenous grape Carricante aged in concrete vats. Pleasant hints of grapefruit, white peach and herbs on the nose, with a lovely texture and freshness complemented by an extraordinary minerality.
4 bottles x Tornatore Etna Rosato DOC 2021
This is a shining, deeper-hued rose of nerello mascalese, from Castiglione di Sicilia, on Etna’s northern slopes. With just a few hours of skin time giving a glowing crimson, this was fermented and aged for a short stint in stainless to preserve the fresh fruit.
4 bottles x Tornatore Etna Rosso DOC 2019
Notes of red berries, morello cherry and black cherry on the nose. Mediterranean herbs and white pepper framed in glossy tannins and fresh acidity. The palate is characterized by a surprising fullness, flavour and persistence.
It requires three full cases of each wine in order for us to build and fulfill three mixed cases. This process usually takes about 7-15 business days but may vary.
“Our vineyards and our winery are only a few kilometers from our family home. Our entire family is rooted there. We have the greatest respect for this region, and we believe we have a responsibility to be stewards of Etna and to reflect its distinct character in our wines.” – Giuseppe Tornatore
LCBO Upcoming Cellar Features
Garage Wine Co. Tasting with Toronto Vintners Club
This Tuesday October 17th 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Toronto’s Faculty Club at 41 Willcocks St. in Toronto
The Toronto Vintners Club was incorporated in 1977, making it Toronto’s first and longest running wine tasting club.
They will be offering member pricing to our clients for this special tasting!
Click on the link to register, and check the “TVC Member” box and write “Nicolas Pearce” in the comment box.
Here is what you can expect to try at the event:
2016 Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 77 Field-blend Carignan
2018 Truquilemu Field-blend Carignan
2018 Vigno Field-blend Carignan
2018 Bagual Vineyard Lot 96 Caliboro
2018 Renacido Vineyard Lot 104 Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Las Higueras Vineyard Lot 102 Cabernet Franc
2019 Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 108 Syrah
2016 Bagual Vineyard Lot 79 Field-blend Garnacha
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