Etna, Sicily: Theresa Eccher


Theresa Eccher is the name of Daniela Conta Eccher’s grandmother. With her husband Andrea Panozzo, Daniela began this winery in 2013 on the northern side of Etna in Solicchiata, at 800 m. They began by buying a prephylloxera vineyard and have expanded since. Ginevra, daughter of Daniela and Andrea, is now also involved. The wines are matured in used French oak.

Theresa Eccher Contessa del Vento Etna Bianco Superiore 2022
Carricante fermented and aged in stainless steel. Spice, mint, honey and even woodsmoke on the nose. Powerful and minty on the palate with good acidity. Stony and mineral on the finish. 92/100

Theresa Eccher Ariel Etna Rosato 2022
100% Nerello Mascalese, in stainless steel. Full orange/pink colour. Lovely weight here with supple, fresh cherry fruit and a dry palate. Notes of wild strawberry and wet stone, too. Classy stuff. 92/100

Theresa Eccher ER Etna Rosso 2016
80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio. 13 months in barriques. Supple, rounded with sweet red cherries and plums as well as some spicy savouriness. Quite mineral and stony with a savoury twist and some almond hints, as well as a juicy quality. 91/100

Theresa Eccher Altero Contrade Pontale Palino 2015
Own-rooted vines in a 120 year-old vineyard, matured for 14 months in large oak. Stylish and supple with hints of wild herbs and some minerals. Shows almond-laced cherry fruit with some grip and minerality. 93/100

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