Irene Badala is a miniscule, 3 hectare estate with vines planted 600 meters up the slope on Mt. Etna. Irene Badala's wines are 100% biodynamic and the estate produces an astonishingly small, 350 cases per year between Etna Rosso and the ancient, white varietal, Carricante, thought to have been growing on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna for at least a thousand years.
All work at the winery is hand done by them alone with the wines being vinified by Irene at the nearby, Terre Nere facility.
Badala's Etna Rosso is an exciting, bold, expression of Nerello Mascalese that displays bright, floral and vibrant components with the great power, intensity, nuance and complexity while maintaining the “ash” notes, characteristic of the best Etna wines. It finishes with a "nervy", tannic grip, rare for a wine of this elegance.