This white from Etna needs a good decant and a little patience. You need to wait a while for the initial reduction to open and show the texture, with beautiful citrus on the nose and palate. Loved the seafood we had with it, both fried salt & pepper squid and grilled fish. Yes, it wants food. - Michael L
From Contrada Caselle on the Eastern slopes of Etna, near Milo, where it is considered the best area for white varieties. This is 100% Carricante from bush trained pre phylloxera vines aged 100-120 years old at an altitude of 850 metres. Carricante takes its name from carico, meaning 'charged, loaded, burdened' which refers to the abundant fruit on the vine. Vinification and maturation are in stainless steel and the wine shows floral and lemon notes with mineral and chalk, the crisp palate is refreshing and layered with texture.
|Product Type||Wine White Other Varietal/Blends Italian Style|