Girolamo Russo
Nerina - 2019
8.53 / 10

White Still, Dry
Girolamo Russo
Italy, Etna DOC
Carricante, Catarratto, Inzolia, Grecanico, Minnella Bianca, Coda di Volpe
1396 UAH, 1200 UAH, 948 UAH

Nerina is Carricante-based blend, where 25% are various autochthonous grapes: Catarratto, Inzolia, Grecanico, Minnella, Coda di Volpe. The grapes come from San Lorenzo, Feudo and Calderara Sottana. The wine is macerated for 24 hours. Only 10000 bottles produced.


Making wine on the slopes of Mount Etna is an intensely personal, profound and ongoing act of love.

Some are just ‘lucky’ to be affiliated with Etna by the right of birth. Giuseppe Russo, a graduate of Humanities with a Diploma in piano, re-established the family winery in 2005 and dedicated it to the memory of the late father, Girolamo. Their vineyards cover 18 hectares, surrounded by hazelnut and olive groves.


2021-07-21 - 8.50

Hands down, I am in love with this wine. Beautiful floral and citrus bouquet with Roquefort cheese, aloe, estragon, honeydew secretion, chalk and grapefruit. Sophisticated, fresh and savoury, perfectly balanced and flavourful. Long aftertaste full of lemon, cheese and chalk. Now let me share some information not available on the label. Blend of Carricante, Catarratto, Inzolia, Grecanico, Minnella and Coda di Volpe. Only 10000 bottles were produced. And (!) macerated on skins for 24 hours. Bravo.

2023-08-19 - 8.60

What a beautiful and elegant Carricante-driven blend. Almost two years passed since the last time I tasted it. Today it revealed slow and steady development. A mix of lemons, quince, tarragon, amber (from the cherry tree?), chalk, orange oil, wet stone and some creamy cheese. Precise, juicy, pungent palate with a long mineral (limestone-y) aftertaste. Almost perfectly balanced, so I soloed the bottle like a champ (alcohol is not healthy, btw).

2023-09-07 - 8.50

It was a joy to taste this wine again. I have little to add to my previous tasting notes except for one thing. Nerina delivers even after 15 abv Magma while maintaining delicacy and complexity. Bravo.