Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Bianco 2018
|Region||Italy, Sicily, Etna|
Enticing floral scents of spring blossoms and Spanish broom mingle with summer orchard fruit and wet stone. The tangy, savory palate boasts finesse and mineral tension, delivering juicy Meyer lemon, creamy pear, yellow apple and saline before a white pepper finish. Fresh acidity brightens the rich flavors.
Luminous pale yellow. Sweet spices and white flowers dominate the lime, jasmine and powdered rock aromas and flavors. Hints of lemon curd and herbs add complexity on the long stony finish. A beautiful Etna Bianco that offers more depth but less freshness than the 2018 entry-level Etna Bianco; each will have its fans.
Here's a taste of Carricante in its youth and in its full primary glory. The 2018 Etna Bianco Pietrarizzo is not a lean wine, nor is it full-bodied. It's somewhere in between, with thick layers of peach, apricot and lots of fresh citrus. You get very distinct mineral notes such as crushed stone, flint and volcanic ash in this expression. This would be the perfect match for a grilled bluefish with lemon and thyme.