Benanti

Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore Carricante

9.326 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Carricante
Top Notes For
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Saline, salt and brine. Maybe some yellow fruit and white flowers, but mostly the sea. For my palate, it could use a little more acid to brighten the whole package, but then again, I tend to be on the far end of that spectrum so YMMV. Sure is tasty along side some crudo, tho.

Saline, salt and brine. Maybe some yellow fruit and white flowers, but mostly the sea. For my palate, it could use a little more acid to brighten the whole package, but then again, I tend to be on the far end of that spectrum so YMMV. Sure is tasty along side some crudo, tho.

Apr 24th, 2018
Andres Montoya

Petrol, iodine, oyster shell and brine. Like muscadet meets Chablis

Petrol, iodine, oyster shell and brine. Like muscadet meets Chablis

Oct 26th, 2017
Michael L S

Carricante is a wonderful grape. Flesh and weight of some Chardonnay but driven by mineral and citrus. Long, long finish.

Carricante is a wonderful grape. Flesh and weight of some Chardonnay but driven by mineral and citrus. Long, long finish.

Mar 27th, 2017
Andres Montoya

Powerful nose of slate, salt, petrol, with acacia honey, citrus peel, liquid rocks and a massive finish, phenomenal! this needs time in bottle and decanting would be a good idea.

Powerful nose of slate, salt, petrol, with acacia honey, citrus peel, liquid rocks and a massive finish, phenomenal! this needs time in bottle and decanting would be a good idea.

Feb 27th, 2017
Andres Montoya

Rock salt, pulverized sea shell, incredible complexity without the heaviness. Wow, the tannin level is extreme! I love it. This is absolutely exciting stuff!

Rock salt, pulverized sea shell, incredible complexity without the heaviness. Wow, the tannin level is extreme! I love it. This is absolutely exciting stuff!

Feb 22nd, 2016
Katherine Guzman

Delizioso! And right at home with some bucatini with clams!

Delizioso! And right at home with some bucatini with clams!

Sep 20th, 2015
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.1

Hard to rate, because the wine showed very withdrawn on the nose. Nice cool & mineral drive on the palate. I brought this wine to the tasting but if I would get this double blind, I NEVER thought this could come from such a southern place.

Hard to rate, because the wine showed very withdrawn on the nose. Nice cool & mineral drive on the palate. I brought this wine to the tasting but if I would get this double blind, I NEVER thought this could come from such a southern place.

Aug 10th, 2015
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

9.3

2010 - so salty, and fresh texture, and length, and layers

2010 - so salty, and fresh texture, and length, and layers

May 12th, 2015
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

9.1

2010. Etna's white wine diamond.

2010. Etna's white wine diamond.

May 11th, 2015
Steven Morgan

Wine Director Formento's

9.1

2010 all wound up but that nervous energy provided for a great pairing

2010 all wound up but that nervous energy provided for a great pairing

Apr 30th, 2015