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BENANTI PIETRAMARINA ETNA BIANCO SUPERIORE

$143.00

2015
750 ml
PRODUCT INFORMATION
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Etna doesn't have a classification system to rank estates or vineyards like Bordeaux and Burgundy, yet but if there was one Grand Cru white for these volcanic slopes perched over the Mediterranean it would surely be Benanti's Pietra Marina from Milo. Sourced from 80-year-old vines it showcases Carricante at its most structured and age-worthy, a terrific wine, probably the most iconic Italian white wine
Italy, Sicily
APPELLATION:
Etna DOC
GRAPES:
Carricante 100%
(Grown as alberello (free standing bush), in part root stock. This indigenous vine is cultivated only on Etna. It seems that the name Carricante has been given by the vine-growers of Viagrande because of its constant production over the years. The bunches, at ripeness are of average length, usually scattered. The grapes are medium-size with pruinose skin, green yellowish colour, juicy pulps with a sweet and simple taste)
APPEARANCE:
Pale yellowish colour with bright greenish tints
AROMA:
Intense, rich and fruity scent of orange and lemon flowers, and ripe apple.
PALATE:
Smooth crispy, pleasant acidity, nice aromatic persistence, anise and almond aftertaste.
FOOD PAIRING:
Sauteed Abalone, fresh oysters, Spaghetti Carbonara
SERVE:
12°C

 

CRITIC REVIEWS
Robert Parker93/100

The 2015 Etna Bianco Superiore Pietra Marina (100% Carricante) is just so lovely. The wine is ethereal, light and delicate. On first nose, you get precise aromas of white peach, zesty pear and blanched almond. As the wine fleshes out and takes on more volume in the glass, it displays a beautiful array of mineral nuances. Those salty flinty notes will continue to evolve over the next ten years. It ages on the fine lees for 24 months in steel vats. Some 9,000 bottles were produced. Monica larner - 29/12/2018

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BENANTI PIETRAMARINA ETNA BIANCO SUPERIORE

BENANTI PIETRAMARINA ETNA BIANCO SUPERIORE

$143.00
2015
750 ml
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