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.

2020 Travaglianti Etna Rosato, Italy, Sicily, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

This is a Rose wine from Sicily made from Nero Mascalese grapes.  Pink/orange in color, clear and bright.  Fresh nose with cherries, slight cranberries, char and salinity.  Light to medium bodied.  On the palate, this has nice lively acidity.  Cherries, cherry juice and char.  Long finish.  This drinks very easily and it is also quite food friendly.  From Salmon to a Steak, this will pair nicely.  Drink over the next two to three 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 Etna Bianco, Italy, Sicily, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

This is made from Carricante grapes on the slopes of Mt. Etna in Sicily.  Yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  An interesting nose with peach, slight orange notes, smoke, and almonds.  Full bodied with a slightly viscous texture.  Good acidity.  On the palate, lemons and minerals/smoke.  A bit of lemon candy on the Long finish.  This drinks very well on its own and will work well with sea food and lighter foods.  drink over the next couple of years.