Wedged between the two extinguished craters of Mount Gorna and Mount Ilice, surrounded by forests of oak and chestnut trees and by a multitude of broom shrubs, with the sea in front and behind, the majestic silhouette of Mount Etna, the vineyards of Tenuta Monte Gorna are planted with Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes for the production of Etna red and with Carricante and Catarratto grapes for the production of Etna white. These are the varieties that constitute the foundation of DOC Etna wines. The vineyards, cultivated for over ten years with organic farming methods, are surrounded by massive terraces of dry stone walls that symbolise the history of an extremely ancient rural landscape. The soil, formed by the decomposition of lava, is sandy, has a skeleton texture and is rich with organic and mineral substances. The vineyards’ vicinity to the forests and substantial difference in temperature between day and night promote the ideal maturation of the grapes, giving Tenuta Monte Gorna wines their unique and distinct character.