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Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore Carricante

9.219 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Carricante
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Bright and fresh with sizzling minerality and a jolt of acid. Lovely focus. Very good

Bright and fresh with sizzling minerality and a jolt of acid. Lovely focus. Very good

Mar 16th, 2019
Marshal White

Salinity, almond skin, citrus pith, flowers, and some faint spices. prominent acid that doesn't overwhelm. It's minerality is obvious but hard to define. It's not like wines made of Riesling or Chardonnay or Chenin blanc. It makes me think of the color blue, and of jumping into cool ocean water. We need Carricante in California.

Salinity, almond skin, citrus pith, flowers, and some faint spices. prominent acid that doesn't overwhelm. It's minerality is obvious but hard to define. It's not like wines made of Riesling or Chardonnay or Chenin blanc. It makes me think of the color blue, and of jumping into cool ocean water. We need Carricante in California.

6 people found it helpfulJul 10th, 2014
Davide Gilioli

A white from the mountain that bring your palate into the sea... Yellow flowers, Grapefruit juice and sea salt.This is the miracle of Etna volcano and the greatness of this part of Sicily. Incredibly long lasting!

A white from the mountain that bring your palate into the sea... Yellow flowers, Grapefruit juice and sea salt.This is the miracle of Etna volcano and the greatness of this part of Sicily. Incredibly long lasting!

Apr 2nd, 2016
Yohannah Burmeister

2009 vintage- underripe pineapple, green mango, citrus, volcanic phenolic mineralty, petrol. Persistent and wonderful. Showing some development but still incredibly youthful. #pnv2015

2009 vintage- underripe pineapple, green mango, citrus, volcanic phenolic mineralty, petrol. Persistent and wonderful. Showing some development but still incredibly youthful. #pnv2015

Feb 19th, 2015
Alex Alvärëz

2009. Stunner.

2009. Stunner.

Nov 19th, 2014
Maciek Gontarz

2009. WoW in terms of overall profile and price ;)

2009. WoW in terms of overall profile and price ;)

Nov 15th, 2014
Luca Pasquinelli

2009, one of my favorite Carricante!

2009, one of my favorite Carricante!

Nov 8th, 2014
Eduardo Bolaños

Sommelier Terroni Downtown LA

8.9

2009

2009

Oct 15th, 2014
Ilaria Ropolo

Etna DOC Bianco Superiore, 2009, 12,5%. Bottle tasted in July 2014. Made with Carricante grapes grown on the edges of Etna volcano, and you can really taste the minerals. Perhaps this wine is not for everyone, but I really like the unusual taste.

Etna DOC Bianco Superiore, 2009, 12,5%. Bottle tasted in July 2014. Made with Carricante grapes grown on the edges of Etna volcano, and you can really taste the minerals. Perhaps this wine is not for everyone, but I really like the unusual taste.

Jul 5th, 2014
Ilaria Ropolo

Etna Bianco Superiore DOC 2009, 12.5%. Grapes from old vineyard (pre-phylloxera). Extremely balsamic nose, not unpleasant. Considering it was a 2009 bottle it was still young in the mouth, surprisingly sapid, with a citrus note. 89/100

Etna Bianco Superiore DOC 2009, 12.5%. Grapes from old vineyard (pre-phylloxera). Extremely balsamic nose, not unpleasant. Considering it was a 2009 bottle it was still young in the mouth, surprisingly sapid, with a citrus note. 89/100

Dec 4th, 2013