Etna Bianco DOC 75cl

Etna Bianco DOC 75cl

Nimi: Etna Bianco DOC 75cl

Riik/regioon: Itaalia, Sitsiilia

Tootja: Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Aastakäik: 2013/2014

Mari: 65% Carricante, 35% Cattarrato, Grecanico, Inzolia, Minella

Alkoholisisaldus: 12,5% vol.

Tootekood: 1773

Hinnaklass:

Marco de Grazia made this wine for the first time in 2005. He wanted to remove more or less 5% of white grapes that the local vignerons used to mingle with their red ones, in order to make Etna Rosso from red grapes alone. The white grapes were a mixture of local varieties like Carricante, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia and Minnella. So that’s what his Etna Bianco was: a field blend of all the above, with Carricante dominating the blend with roughly 65%, and that’s what it still is. All from old vines, and somehow, it works. A perfectly lovely wine. With the effortless uplift of a dancer, malolactic included, without it ever losing its bright demeanor and lively step. Deviously drinkable, still it always clings, leaving one wondering how it delights and where do the goodies come from. In aging, the noblesse of the Etna and its remarkable terroir emerge. And the loveliness turns thoughtful and deepens, still graceful, never redundant. Fish, flesh or foul, all are fine, if very gently cooked. It loves seafood, particularly over pasta: after all, it is Sicilian.

Name: Etna Bianco DOC
Area of production: Townships of Castiglione di Sicilia, Randazzo, Biancavilla and Milo.
Varietals: Carricante, Catarratto, Inzolia, Grecanico, Minnella.
Vineyard extension: 13,5 hectares
Production per hectar: 5-6 Tons
Soil: Volcanic
Exposure: from many vineyards with differing exposures
Age of vines: 25-60 years old
Annual production: 40000 bottles

Antonio Galloni 93p
James Suckling 92p