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Etna Bianco, "Arcurìa"

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Etna Bianco, "Arcurìa"

Appellation: Etna Bianco DOC

Type: Dry white

Grape Varietals:   70% Carricante 30% Cataratto

Certified Organic

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: White Palate: Medium-bodied, citrus flavor, soft and fragrant, excellent minerality Food Pairings: Warm fish antipasti, seafood risotto, steamed or grilled fish, crustaceans

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area: Arcuria, a subzone of the Passopisciaro Hectares of Vineyards: 18 Average Yearly Production: 40,000 bottles

Winemaking Notes:
Ageing: Partially in stainless steel, partially in large, neutral oak barrels

 

Reviews:

2012 Etna Bianco Arcuria – Wine Spectator Recommended Whites (Oct 2014)

2011 Etna Bianco Arcuria – Gambero Rosso’s Vini d’Italia – Tre Bicchieri

2011 Etna Bianco Arcuria – 93 Points – James Suckling (Aug 2013)
"Exciting aromas of dried fruit such as pineapple and apple with hints of basalt. Full body plus lots of fruit and a tangy, intense finish. Wonderful white from Carricante. Drink now."

2011 Etna Bianco Quota 600– 90 Points – Vinous Media (February 2013)
“The 2011 Etna Bianco possesses gorgeous freshness, vibrancy and pure energy. Lemon, white flowers, crushed rocks and savory herbs are layered into the long, beautifully nuanced finish supported by insistent veins of salinity. The Bianco is 70% Carricante and 30% Cataratto.” ~A.G.

2011 Etna Bianco Arcuria – 90 Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (#212 May 2014)
"Made with 100% Carricante, the 2011 Etna Bianco Arcuria is a single vineyard expression from the Passopisciaro area on the north side of Etna. This white wine definitely shows more smoke and toast thanks to moderate contact with oak. One third of the wine sees tonneaux and the rest is refined in cement. The depth of the fruit stands out and you even get a touch of candied fruit or dried apricot. Not to be missed of course, are those distinctive flinty mineral notes that speak so clearly of the wine's volcanic origins. A year or two in the bottle would bode well for the wine's evolution." ~ M.L.