A wine’s finest ingredient is the honesty of the man who produces it.
From “La montagna di fuoco” by Salvo Foti
The archipelago of the Aeolian Islands owes its name to Aeolus, the mighty god of the winds. Seven islands are scattered along the north eastern coast of Sicily. It is said that there are actually eight of them and that the eighth island is Mt. Etna! Eight sisters having in common volcanic activity, volcanic sands — daughters of the same fire.
The vines here seem to float above the azure sea, to be immersed in it, to draw from it their personality which they pass on to their wines. In these vineyards, tempered by the wind, warmed by the hot sun and forged by man, grow varieties whose names recall far away places, other shores: Corinto and Malvasia amongst them.