This slightly unusual rosé from Piemonte, Italy, has what so many rosés are missing: texture and character. And as you’ve probably already guessed it’s a natural wine, hence the label. La Lupa is wonderfully nuanced, fruity and spicy. The wine is refreshing and yet textured. It has body and a bit of oomph is what I’m hinting at. In many ways this wine is more of a very light red than a dark rosé, if that makes any sense?
So what are Etna wines? These are wines grown in Sicily, more specifically on the slopes of the volcano Etna, hence: volcanic wine. Like Benanti here, they are a little smoother in flavour, low in tannin, pale color, and Benanti specifically has a lot of lovely notes of berries to it. Elements of cherries and red berries, it has an earthy tone with the typical smoky style of wine from the area.