Pietro Caciorgna

Ciauria Etna Rosso 2022

  • Biodynamic
  • Organic

Winemaker Paolo Caciorgna started making Ciauria with the goal of creating an everyday Etna Rosso that would demonstrate the beauty of Etna's wines, while maintaining a humble simplicity. This 100% Nerello Mascalese is fermented in stainless steel and aged for 6 months in neutral barrels. Fresh and fun, this wine is spicy and exotic, with a burst of tangerine that evolves into a mix of ginger, young strawberries and dried roses. Light-to-medium bodied, it's round and juicy, with fleshy, ripe red fruits offset by hints of sour melon, herbs, and minerality. 

Pietro Caciorgna

In 1953, Giovanni and Fulvia Caciorgna fell in love with the town of Casole d’Elsa, located in the heart of Tuscany, and decided to move there with their seven children, one of which is Pietro. They sold their small “Podere” located near the Tower of Pitino, a beautiful place near San Severino Marche, to buy a small strip of land where they continued farming, a profession passed down through generations. Today the Caciorgna family has a total area of 30 acres/20 ha where they grow cereal, corn, sunflower, fodder for a small breeding of Chianina cattle, and obviously grapes for wine, which initially was only for family consumption. Leading the company is Pietro Caciorgna, his wife Elda, who mainly takes care of the farm, the animals, and the vegetable garden, and his son Paolo.

In 2006, Paolo found a small jewel on Mount Etna, in Sicily, which had half a hectare of Nerello Mascalese. Paolo bought it and shortly after, purchased another vineyard located in the Contrada called “Bocca d’Orzo or Piano d’Aria” (Randazzo), which he recently expanded. In addition to the properties Paolo purchased, he rents a small vineyard and buys grapes from his neighbors in Sicily.  

The philosophy of the Caciorgna family is to produce quality while respecting the environment and health of the consumer, so no chemical fertilizers are used. To prevent vine diseases, only traditional products such as copper and sulfur are used.


Sicily, Italy

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