The vineyard, aesthetically superb, is entirely and steeply terraced at roughly 700 metres altitude with 80 year old vines. The entire production is roughly 3,000 bottles plus some magnums. The wine is brilliant: tightly woven texture, with a luminous and athletic character, a youthful grip and all the effortless beauty of a Greek sculpture. With age the wine’s fine drive gives way to a soft suppleness, a sustained sunset richness; more intimate and resounding. - Winery Note
The white grapes were a mumbo-jumbo of local varieties: Carricante, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia and Minnella. So that's what my 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. Deviously drinkable, still it always clings.
|Product Type||Wine Red Other Varietals & Blends|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|