The name Pirrera comes from the rocky nature of the vineyard, caused by volcanic stones quarried from a 1614 lava flow. The site had been long abandoned until Eduardo took on its rehabilitation working by hand with the old vines which are trained 'alberello' style and look like little trees. This is an elegant, perfumed red with earthy tones and an individual sense of place.
Tenerife native Eduardo Torres is making fresh, characterful wines on the slopes of Mount Etna. He moved to the island to intern with Arianna Ochippinti and now divides his time between working at Pasopisciaro and running his own project.
He rents two hectares of vineyards on Etna, divided among three different plots. Eduardo is wholly committed to organic farming and does everything by hand. His focus is on the classic local grapes, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Despite his young age, Eduardo is already making a name for himself with his fresh, characterful wines possessing a true sense of place.
Read more about Eduardo: The explosive volcanic wines of Eduardo Torres