About the Producer
a small family owned domain situated high on the north face of Mt Etna
Anna Martens and Eric Narioo started making wine together on Mount Etna, Sicily in 2008. They created “Vino di Anna” in 2010. They now own several hectares of old vine Nerello Mascalese, which they farm organically. They purchased an old winery and Palmento in 2010 which they have restored. Recently they have extended the winery to bury a series of Georgian qvevri for vinification and maturation. All wines are made with minimal intervention, indigenous yeasts, no additives, no fining or filtering and little or no SO2 additions. A variety of fermentation vessels are used; a traditional Etnean palmento, stainless steel, wood and qvevri.
Wine & Food Matching Ideas
Hard cheese from sheep's milk like Manchego or Pecorino
Tapas Spread including garlic prawns, olives, grilled and marinated artichokes
Recipe to try
Crab, grapefruit and buckwheat salad by Thomasina Miers
Originally published in The Guardian on 6 May 2016.
I've been making this dish several times a year since discovering it. I find that delicate orange wines go brilliantly with it. The combination of the wine's orange pith texture and savoury flavours compliment the fresh crab and tart grapefruit.