Tenute Nicosia Contrada Monte Gorna Etna Bianco Riserva 2016

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Country of Origin:
Italy
Region:
Sicilia
Origin Denomination:
D.O.C. Etna
Style:
Dry white wine
Grape Varieties:
Carricante (80%), Catarratto (20%) - old vines
Ageing:
12 months in French oak barrels + 12 months in bottle
Alcohol Content %:
13%
Capacity:
75cl
Producer:
Nicosia S.p.A.
Serve :
12º/14º
Awards & Scores:
92pts Jamie Suckling
91pts Robert Parker
This Etna Bianco DOC is produced from a vineyard on the slopes of Monte Gorna, one of the extinguished craters surrounding the small town of Trecastagni. On this side of Mount Etna (South-East), the Carricante was selected many centuries ago and became the main grape variety for local white wines. The low yields in the vineyard, the hand-picking and the careful selection of the grapes make it a very elegant white wine. The volcanic terroir gives it the typical mineral character. The ageing for 4 years, with a passage of 12 months in barriques, makes the flavour profile of this wine very complex./// Colour: brilliant golden yellow. // Nose: complex and elegant, with scents of chamomile, broom flowers, pear, quince, vanilla cream and honeyed hints/ // Palate: smooth, elegant and harmonious taste supported by a great minerality and excellent acidity, which makes it possible to expect a remarkable longevity/ // Food Pairings: excellent with shellfish and flavorful seafood dishes, it is also a valid partner for roast game and bloomy rind cheeses.
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