DIRECT PRESS September 2022: VOLCANIC WINES
Volcanoes have always been a terrifying symbol of destruction in humanity's imagination but they are more accurately a source of life: the minerals and nutrients in the lava formed our planet and help create some of the most fertile ground in the world. Coffee and wine both thrive on these soils, and though it only makes up for 1% of the soil in the world, a lot of that is occupied by grape vines. Why is that?
Volcanic soils come in many different types but I swear I can pick up on a similarity between the wines of Mount Etna, Santorini, the Canary Islands, and even Hungary. Is it the iron and magnesium that's causing the sensation of savory saltiness? Is it the way the vines struggle? The potassium in the soils? The culture and attitude of those who live under the lurking threat of fire and brimstone? Is it all in my head? I know I'm not alone but I am still curious to see how many others pick up on these volcanic flavors this month: it may just blow your mind.
Jonathan and Bruno