Carranco was created from the collaboration between Borgogno and Tornatore. Borgogno, the oldest winery in Barolo, remains one of the most important and historic producers in the Langhe and of Barolo, while Tornatore, originally from Castiglione di Sicilia, is one of the few remaining indigenous producers on Etna. Two completely different wineries, which together are able to produce fantastic and authentic wines. In 2018, the desire arose to join forces to tell the story of a new, wild and unspoilt area: Mount Etna, under the name Carranco.
Etna is literally and figuratively the highlight of the area. The many eruptions have created soils rich in ash, volcanic sand and lava-based soils. This is also what Carranco wants to express in the wines: the power and explosiveness of Etna. The climate on the north side of Etna is influenced by its location near the sea. Thanks to the sea breeze, the climate is milder and slightly cooler, and the difference between day and night temperatures is greater. This strong identity in terroir allows wines of excellent quality to be produced here.
The Carranco estate is located at an altitude of 500 meters, on the north side of Etna. Here, eight hectares are planted with wine varieties native to Etna: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Carricante. The old vinification room, known as the "Palmento", dates back to the 18th century. Today, wine is still made here using the traditional vinification process, combining concrete, wood and terracotta.