2020 Planeta Etna Bianco

93 Points John Caro
In stock
A beautifully poised expression of this special Sicilian style. White wines from Sicily's Mt Etna have real X factor, with a mineral freshness and complex aromatic thanks to the combination of elevated vineyards and volcanic soils. Here the Carricante grape is native, with it's exceptional qualities enjanced by a long slow ripening period. This produces beautiful tree fruit and citrus against a mineral-laden background, with an acid profile sometimes reminiscent of fine Burgundy. Intriguingly similar but different, this is a European white to try.
$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Grape

Carricante

Its Origins

"Diego Planeta, along with Giacomo Rallo of Donnfugata and Lucio Tasca d’Almerita, is one of the three founding fathers of the “Sicilian wine renaissance” sparked 10 to 15 years ago. Cousins Francesca, Santi and Alessio Planeta hold the reigns to the estate today and have developed one of the most innovative and modern wine entities in Italy (they are among the most “liked” wineries on Facebook). The Planeta family boasts a gifted hand in marketing and their hard work has only helped to develop the “Sicily” brand within the many foreign markets they penetrate." Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

What The Critics Say

94/100 Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O'Keefe (2019 vintage)

"Wild herb, cedar, citrus and Spanish broom aromas shape the enticing nose. Savory and elegant, the racy palate delivers ripe apple, Bartlett pear, Meyer lemon and thyme. Vibrant acidity and saline mineral notes lend compelling tension."

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2019 vintage)

"Here's a cheerful wine to love and enjoy. The 2019 Etna Bianco presents a zesty range of Carricante-specific aromas that start off with tropical fruits and peachy sweetness and then veer toward crushed stone and mineral. This is a lean-bodied white with plenty of refreshing acidity and crispness. This bottle is a joy to drink, preferably with some stuffed clams. Some 70,000 bottles were made."

93/100 Decanter, Susan Hulme MW (2017 vintage)

"I love this fresh, modern take on an Etna white wine, with its controlled and precise nose of honey hints, white flowers and ripe limes. The palate is invigorating, juicy and lively. Full and rich but bursting with tangy, lime-juicy brightness. Vivacious and delicious."

Variety Carricante
Region Sicily
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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