Emiliano Falsini


Emiliano Falsini, a passionate winemaker, embarked on a personal project in 2018-2019, focusing on two beloved territories: Bolgheri in Tuscany and Etna in Sicily’s north. He acquired vineyards and land, commencing with the 2019 vintage under his own label.
In 2018, he purchased his inaugural vineyards on Etna’s northern slope, specifically in Contrada Feudo Pignatone, Randazzo. In Bolgheri, he secured land in Le Sondraie, Castagneto Carducci, and began cultivating Cabernet Franc. Emiliano’s inaugural harvest in 2019 yielded his first Bolgheri and Etna vintages. Currently, his 2021 vintages are available, including limited quantities of Cru Etna Davanti Casa 2021 and Cabernet Franc Limite 2021.
On Etna’s northern slope in Randazzo, Emiliano cultivates 3 hectares of Nerello Mascalese. A hectare boasts 30-year-old vines, while 2 hectares showcase centenary plants. All Etna wines bear the Contrada name, Feudo Pignatone. No external grapes are used; only grapes from the Feudo Pignatone district are employed. Presently, three wines are produced. Emiliano’s vinification process for red wines involves 30% whole bunches in open containers, with gentle punch-downs. This technique aims to craft Etna wines with an elegant, ethereal character, centered around the distinct fruitiness of Nerello.
Regarding reviews, Emiliano maintains a deliberate approach. His wines are occasionally tasted by Wine Advocate and Decanter. Notably, his debut vintage, the 2019 Limite, earned 95 points from Wine Advocate and 96 from Decanter. The Etna Rosso Davanti Casa 2019 received a 94+ score from Wine Advocate.