Federico Curtaz

Gamma Etna Bianco Carricante

9.027 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Carricante
Top Notes For
Ira Schwartz

A perfect example of a low alcohol (12%) wine that can pack a punch. A variety of citrus scents that transition effortlessly to the palate. Mandarin orange, grapefruit, lemon all draped in a robe of saline and smoke. To top it off, an extended and lingering finish.

A perfect example of a low alcohol (12%) wine that can pack a punch. A variety of citrus scents that transition effortlessly to the palate. Mandarin orange, grapefruit, lemon all draped in a robe of saline and smoke. To top it off, an extended and lingering finish.

Jan 31st, 2022
Eric Urbani

Kind of like a white burg in Sicilian soil

Kind of like a white burg in Sicilian soil

Aug 10th, 2021
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9.1

Dusty yellow flowers, smoke, crushed stone, nectarine and hints of hazelnut lift up from the 2018 Etna Bianco Gamma, creating a deeply alluring display. It’s soft and textural, balancing ripe orchard fruits against hints of sour green citrus and salty mineral tones. Notes of young mango and peach linger, along with a subtle buzz of residual acidity, all under a pretty air of inner florals. This highly enjoyable Carricante is showing beautifully already, but it should also excel for a number of years in a cold cellar. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

Dusty yellow flowers, smoke, crushed stone, nectarine and hints of hazelnut lift up from the 2018 Etna Bianco Gamma, creating a deeply alluring display. It’s soft and textural, balancing ripe orchard fruits against hints of sour green citrus and salty mineral tones. Notes of young mango and peach linger, along with a subtle buzz of residual acidity, all under a pretty air of inner florals. This highly enjoyable Carricante is showing beautifully already, but it should also excel for a number of years in a cold cellar. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

Jun 10th, 2021
Conrad Green

This is lovely. Bright and dynamic with really good balancing minerality. Perhaps lacks a little depth to be truly outstanding but a lovely wine.

This is lovely. Bright and dynamic with really good balancing minerality. Perhaps lacks a little depth to be truly outstanding but a lovely wine.

Mar 31st, 2020
K J
9.2

Mineral and delicious.

Mineral and delicious.

Feb 10th, 2022
Daniel Mencaroni

Pale straw. Beautiful aroma of citrus (lemon), white flowers, white pepper/ginger and yellow pear. In the mouth is medium plus and shows beautiful balance and tension and minerality. With time in the glass some herbal and saline notes emerge and the finish acquires almost a honeysh profile. One of the most interesting carricantes I’ve tried from Etna.

Pale straw. Beautiful aroma of citrus (lemon), white flowers, white pepper/ginger and yellow pear. In the mouth is medium plus and shows beautiful balance and tension and minerality. With time in the glass some herbal and saline notes emerge and the finish acquires almost a honeysh profile. One of the most interesting carricantes I’ve tried from Etna.

Apr 27th, 2020
romo

Arama. Not what i was expecting.

Arama. Not what i was expecting.

Nov 24th, 2019
Raj Harb

Liking these wines a lot for their taut mouthfeel and refreshing acidity

Liking these wines a lot for their taut mouthfeel and refreshing acidity

Oct 6th, 2019
Jim Stehli

Light

Light

Mar 26th, 2019
Erica Ghotra

BH Cheese store find

BH Cheese store find

Jun 8th, 2018