2022 Duca di Salaparuta Etna Bianco Làvico, Italy, Sicily, Etna Bianco, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$34.00USD

This is 100% Carricante from Sicily.  Silvery/green in color, clear4 and bright.  The nose is pretty with peach, slight lime and salinity.  Medium bodied.  Slightly oily texture.  Good balance and acidity.  On the palate, peaches, lime pith, minerals and slight char.  Long finish.  This is an excellent and refreshing white wine.  It has depth and drinks great on its own.  Grilled swordfish or tuna steaks would be a great match.  Drink over the next five years.

2017 Aeris Wines Bianco Centennial Mountain, USA, California, Sonoma, Wine ReviewWine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$40.00USD

This is 100% Carricante grape grown 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean on the Sonoma Coast.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose takes some time to open and then shows peach, minerality, slight lemon, floral notes and salinity.  Medium bodied.  Round but with acidity.  On the palate, this is deep.  It really works better with food.  It went nicely with a vegetarian Hungarian Vegetable Stew.  Drink over the next five to ten years.  

2016 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore, Italy, Sicily, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

This is Carricante from Sicily but made by California winery owner Kevin Harvery (Rhys).  Light golden in color, some darker gold swirls, clear and bright.  The nose is intriguing with minerality, some char, lemons, almonds and salinity.  Lovely, slightly viscous texture.  Light tannins.  On the palate, loads of minerality, some lemons and slight smoke.  Great acidity.  Long finish.  This drinks great on its own, but would be better with food such as a Lemon Pasta.  Drink over the next ten years.  

2018 Planeta Carricante Sicilia Eruzione 1614, Italy, Sicily, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$43.00USD

This is 90% Carricante and 10% Riesling from the north slopes of Mt. Etna just outside the DOC boundaries.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has asparagus, smoke, minerals and white flowers.  A lovely velvety texture that is slightly  oily.  Light tannins.  A very interesting palate with tarragon, lime and saline.  Moderate finish with some green apple notes.  This is complex and interesting but also a very nice wine for food.  While it works on its own, this would be great with sardines or even salmon.  Drink over the next five to ten years.