Awarded 94 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their December 2017 edition review of Best Organic & Biodynamic Buys Under £30 (see blue link below).
Salvo Foti I Vigneri Vinupetra 2014 - December 2017 Decanter review
A native of the city of Catania, Salvo studied enology and began his career in 1981 as a technical and agrarian advisor to some noted estates in eastern Sicily. He continues that work today for estates such as Gulfi, Benanti and ViniBiondi, all of whose wines are universally recognized as among the best in Sicily. Salvo is the leader of the natural wine movement in this volcanic corner of Sicily. While extreme in some respects (racking and bottling under a lunar cycle), he is a pure spirit of natural viniculture and if you want to understand Sicilian winemaking in the Etna DOC, start with Salvo Foti.
North Etna is distinguished by the extreme difference in the temperature throughout the different seasons: very cold winters and very hot summers, during which there can be a huge difference between night and day temperatures.
Winemaking: manual harvesting, vinified in 500 litre wooden barrels, ambient ferment, malolactic fermentation, no filtration, no fining, minimal added sulphur.
Use organic methods (not certified). Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
Shows deep, dark, ripe plum and cherry fruit aromas, some terrific dark, stony, minerally accents. It has a sanguine edge, really lovely depth and focus, and a bright fragrance. The palate is built on ripe and rich tannins, with really convincing depth and dark fruits, sweet, ripe and long.