It’s extraordinary to think that volcanic soils are amongst the most fertile, yet it’s true. As volcanic soils begin to age, they begin the processing of breaking down, releasing the very nutrients and minerals that allow plants to prosper – nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous and chlorophyll. And because volcanic soil is virgin soil, it’s entirely organic with no chemical fertilizers, additives or the like, so no unwelcome contaminants.
With Mount Etna anything but dormant, grapes have been thriving on the foothills for centuries. Mount Vesuvius (that hasn’t exploded for centuries) is considered to be one of the top ten active volcanoes in the world and is equally covered in crops. Generally, the higher the altitude of the vines, the better the quality (cooler temperatures mean longer, more even grape maturation on the vine).
Check out our volcanic wines – they rate amongst the most naturally produced wines in the world.
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