Azienda Agricola Ciro Biondi

Contrada Ronzini Pianta Etna White Blend

9.33 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

This is a stunning single vineyard Etna Bianco, Biondi’s grand cru white, a blend of primarily Carricante, that clearly shows the potential of Etna Bianco in the right hands. Salty, faintly floral, deep golden in the glass, a mineral and acid wash spread over the palate. Yellow flowers, quince hay and some pine needles are the primary aromatics. Palate is saltwater taffy; lemon curd, and some pear. Deep and luscious and so long. Subtle oxidation and oak. I think it would be fascinating to hold this for 10 more years, I’m sure it would develop well and I don’t think it would be anywhere near tired.

This is a stunning single vineyard Etna Bianco, Biondi’s grand cru white, a blend of primarily Carricante, that clearly shows the potential of Etna Bianco in the right hands. Salty, faintly floral, deep golden in the glass, a mineral and acid wash spread over the palate. Yellow flowers, quince hay and some pine needles are the primary aromatics. Palate is saltwater taffy; lemon curd, and some pear. Deep and luscious and so long. Subtle oxidation and oak. I think it would be fascinating to hold this for 10 more years, I’m sure it would develop well and I don’t think it would be anywhere near tired.

Sep 11th, 2021
Joshua Pressman

Joshua had this 3 years ago

Joshua had this 3 years ago

Sep 22nd, 2018
Katherine Loeb

Katherine had this 3 years ago

Katherine had this 3 years ago

Jul 14th, 2018