Eduardo Torres Acosta produces wine under spectacular conditions
The vineyards on Etna were terraced with dry stone walls centuries ago to keep the lava ash in the vineyards - after all, the vineyards here stretch up to an altitude of 1300 metres.
Etna has extremely complex soil characteristics: because the volcano has built up in different layers, there are the most varied structures, which also interact with the different microclimates.
The numerous eruptions here have made the soil very soft and it consists largely of volcanic ash. This makes the soil extremely fertile and provides the vines with a good water reservoir during the sometimes very hot, dry summers.