Sciare dell Alba
Etna Bianco DOC 2020
Case of 6 bottles.
Shipment is on the way. Due in September.
From a tiny plot of land on the east side of Mount Etna at about 500m above sea level. Soils are of volcanic origin, primarily sandy, and rich in fossils and organic material. Grapes are harvested by hand and yields are low.
The blend is 80% Carricante and 20% Catarratto; vinified in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks for three months (in contact with the fine lees) then in bottle for one month before release. Alc./vol. 12.5%. Only 1000 bottles produced.
Tasting note: Pale straw gold colour, with tropical aromas and flavours of apricot and peach with floral/herbal/mineral notes. Light- to medium-bodied, good acidity, and a long, clean finish.
Pairing suggestions: Great aperitif wine, and will pair with grilled seafood, shellfish, Sushi, white meats, pasta with creamy sauces, vegetarian dishes, and medium-aged and soft cheeses.