Categorized | Italy, other whites

Quantico Etna Bianco 2012

From a tiny selection of vineyard in the wonderfully-named hamlet of Linguaglossa on the northern slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. It’s a blend of the native grape varieties to the tune of 70% carricante, 20% cataratto and 10% grillo. The vineyards are organically tended, and, interestingly, farmed using some unusual methods that include the use of magnetic fields, something I spoke briefly about with Pete Windrim from Krinklewood in the Hunter Valley; curious stuff.  Meanwhile, this wine sees some skin contact during its natural ferment in stainless steel.

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Tasted : DEC14
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $58
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2014 - 2019

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