Carricante

Aeris

Bianco Centennial Mountain Carricante 2017

First vintage of some newly planted Sonoma coast Carricante by the Rhys people. Quite nice. Kind of like a slightly fleshier orchardy Albariño. Pair with Seafood. — 5 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 2 others liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Bianco Superiore Carricante 2020

Light. Bright. — 6 days ago

Ira, Ted and 8 others liked this

Girolamo Russo

Nerina Etna Bianco Carricante Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2020 Etna Bianco Nerina takes things to a very serious level, with a white Burg-like bouquet of crushed oyster shells mixed with yellow apple, dusty dried flowers and hints of brown spice. Its silky, nearly-glycerol textures find balance through a core of saline-infused minerals and brisk acids, as nectarine mixes with bitter lemon pith to create further tension. This leaves the palate with a saturation of primary concentration, yet it maintains amazing freshness through the long and lightly structured finale. The balance of richness, structure and fruit here promises many years of positive evolution. It’s amazing to think that this is the “entry-level” Bianco from Girolamo Russo. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 13 days ago

Benanti

Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore Carricante 2017

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2017 Etna Bianco Superiore Pietra Marina makes itself known with a beguiling bouquet that blends crushed oyster shells with rosemary, young apricot and hints of smoke. It’s deeply textural and elegant in feel, with ripe pit fruits that cascade across a core of zesty acids, as nuances of green citrus pinch at the cheeks. This leaves the palate buzzing with residual energy; fresh melon tones linger and are framed by a coating of salty minerality. While the 2017 shows a bit of extra ripeness from the warm vintage, it does so in such a seductive and balanced way. This is top-shelf Etna Bianco by every scope of the imagination. The Pietra Marina is an old-vines selection of Carricante from the Rinazzo Contrada on Etna’s eastern slope. It refines for 24 months on the lees in stainless steel vats prior to bottling. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 13 days ago

Graci

Arcuria Etna Bianco White Blend 2019

Salinity, minerals, crisp acidity and rich fruit. This develops nicely with time and I’m sure will age well. — 11 days ago

Barone di Villagrande

Etna Rosato Carricante Nerello Mascalese 2020

Delicious af. Intense red cherries and raspberries followed by a lovely citrus and puckering finish with those berries coming back strong. Yum yum — a month ago

Dawn, Sharon and 6 others liked this

Tenuta Tascante

Buonora Etna Bianco Carricante 2019

2019. Crisp and mineral and went great with olive sourdough with ricotta, Sicilian olives, Hungarian goathorn peppers, and salumi. — 18 days ago

Daniel, Adam and 6 others liked this

Tornatore

Etna Bianco Carricante 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2020 Tornatore Etna Bianco is deeply alluring, casting a bouquet that blends crushed oyster shells with green apple and chamomile. This is silky-smooth, with a pleasant inner sweetness that’s nicely contrasted by sour citrus and bright acidity. It leaves the palate nicely refreshed while reverberating to the tune of candied lime. Very nice. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 13 days ago

Planeta

Eruzione 1614 Sicilia IGT Carricante 2018

Volcanic citric fruits with racing acidity and a Riesling touch. Pretty nice! — a month ago

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Eduardo Torres Acosta

Quota N Rosso IGT Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.2

A beguiling array of pepper-tinged florals, ashen stones and ground ginger finds purity and beauty in a note of vivid strawberry as the 2020 Rosso Quota N blossoms in the glass. This is finessed and mineral to the core with nervous acids that build energy, and a mix of red, blue and sometimes black, wild berry fruits that seem to morph with each tilt of the glass. It leaves the palate reeling with tension, as grippy tannins linger under an air of lavender and black licorice. Readers can certainly find pleasure here now, but the best is surely yet to come. The Quota N is a wild field blend of 50% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Grenache and a 30% mix of Grecanico, Carricante and Coda di Volpe from the north face of Etna. These ungrafted vines are between 80- to 100-years-old. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 13 days ago