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A wine with an international success that was born overlooking the sea from the terraces created on the sides of the volcano Etna, as we could see in the article on its Natural Park, is not only lava and ash but also a great source of life. From the large summit lava deserts we move on to areas where nature dominates unchallenged. In Zone B, which descends from 1880 meters to 640 meters above sea level, agriculture has developed, with terraces created on the sides of the volcano that also host important vineyards. The prince of the vines on Etna is Nerello Mascalese or, in Sicilian, “Niuriddu Mascalisi”. The name “mascalese” derives from the area of origin, that of the Piana di Mascali, which is located on the eastern side of Etna, between the sea and the volcano, while “nerello” is due to the dark and intense color of its…