Girolamo Russo

Nerina Etna Bianco Carricante Blend

9.181 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Carricante, Catarratto, Inzolia, Grecanico, Minnella
Top Notes For
Sarah O'Kelley

It’s been a while delectable, but I am still here 😂 and determined to get back to recording stuff here as it really is a great resource! And this wine is a great place to start.. It’s totally over delivering: lemon & rocks. Zippy acidity even with some age.! Great with cheese, but really looking forward to it with triggerfish & a nice spring salad 💫💫💫

It’s been a while delectable, but I am still here 😂 and determined to get back to recording stuff here as it really is a great resource! And this wine is a great place to start.. It’s totally over delivering: lemon & rocks. Zippy acidity even with some age.! Great with cheese, but really looking forward to it with triggerfish & a nice spring salad 💫💫💫

Apr 6th, 2024
Chris MacLean

Structured and long but a bit too much pineapple right now. I’m giving my second bottle a few years to develop.

Structured and long but a bit too much pineapple right now. I’m giving my second bottle a few years to develop.

Sep 6th, 2022
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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)

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)

Jun 23rd, 2022
Adrian Weisell

Continues to be my favorite Etna-golden yellow in color, round and deep, but with rich minerality and medium high acid: white peach, apricot, yellow ripe pear, daisies, honey, mead, crushed ash...and buffalo mozzarella!

Continues to be my favorite Etna-golden yellow in color, round and deep, but with rich minerality and medium high acid: white peach, apricot, yellow ripe pear, daisies, honey, mead, crushed ash...and buffalo mozzarella!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2016
Amer S. Ahmed

Despite the gripe about the hype, this really is a special white that has tons of volcanic character paired with fruit - aromas and flavors of white peach, apricot, passion fruit, smoke, stoniness and salinity, and lemon peel. Rounded texture with medium plus acid, it lingers on the finish with yellow stone fruit and a hint of menthol.

Despite the gripe about the hype, this really is a special white that has tons of volcanic character paired with fruit - aromas and flavors of white peach, apricot, passion fruit, smoke, stoniness and salinity, and lemon peel. Rounded texture with medium plus acid, it lingers on the finish with yellow stone fruit and a hint of menthol.

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2018
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.1

White Burgundy via Sicilian Slopes ☀️

White Burgundy via Sicilian Slopes ☀️

Mar 29th, 2017
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.2

Full of energy! Great way to show the good vintage!

Full of energy! Great way to show the good vintage!

May 14th, 2016
frank delzio

Loving this wine!

Loving this wine!

Oct 1st, 2015
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Pear, lemon, Darjeeling tea and acidity. Very good.

Pear, lemon, Darjeeling tea and acidity. Very good.

Jul 28th, 2015
John Riddick

White Burgundy clone from the slopes of Mt. Etna. Rich and very pleasant finish that lasts 2 min +.

White Burgundy clone from the slopes of Mt. Etna. Rich and very pleasant finish that lasts 2 min +.

Nov 20th, 2014