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Archineri Etna Bianco DOC Carricante

9.166 ratings
9.122 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Carricante
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9.2

Good full bright yellow. Perfumed aromas of melon, honey and lime. Light, fine-grained fresh citrus and melon flavors are deepened by subtle peach and mineral notes, which gain power on the long back end. The finish is nicely focused and offers repeating citrus and floral notes. Made from Carricante vines that are mostly over 100 years old planted at 850 meters above sea level on the eastern slope of Etna. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019)

Good full bright yellow. Perfumed aromas of melon, honey and lime. Light, fine-grained fresh citrus and melon flavors are deepened by subtle peach and mineral notes, which gain power on the long back end. The finish is nicely focused and offers repeating citrus and floral notes. Made from Carricante vines that are mostly over 100 years old planted at 850 meters above sea level on the eastern slope of Etna. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019)

Aug 8th, 2019
Fred Dex

Master Sommelier

9.1

Carricante Yay! Wacky wine here! Nuts, salinity, herbs, smoke, mineral, peach pith...lots of very mind bending nuances going at once! Try it nerds, you'll like it!!!

Carricante Yay! Wacky wine here! Nuts, salinity, herbs, smoke, mineral, peach pith...lots of very mind bending nuances going at once! Try it nerds, you'll like it!!!

4 people found it helpfulJul 29th, 2015
Roel van der Burg

Sommelier at Restaurant Entrepot

9.2

Driven by it's minerality. Pre-phylloxera vineyard at 850m, high up on mount Etna. Textured wine with a feeling of salt & (volcanic) stones. And acids! Nice find.

Driven by it's minerality. Pre-phylloxera vineyard at 850m, high up on mount Etna. Textured wine with a feeling of salt & (volcanic) stones. And acids! Nice find.

2 people found it helpfulNov 18th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Mouth watering saline. Almost a chalky dryness. Great acidity and tons of minerality. A fun wine!

Mouth watering saline. Almost a chalky dryness. Great acidity and tons of minerality. A fun wine!

1 person found it helpfulOct 6th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Funky, smoke, plum, tart w, tannin. A real mouth-dryer.

Funky, smoke, plum, tart w, tannin. A real mouth-dryer.

May 26th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Rustic and funky.

Rustic and funky.

Nov 25th, 2015
Clayton Bahr

This was unbelievable

This was unbelievable

Aug 10th, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.4

Good but not great.

Good but not great.

Jun 30th, 2015
Stefano Bagnacani

Magic, charming, never ending

Magic, charming, never ending

May 23rd, 2015
Napa Valley Wine Academy

Amazing wine from the Etna DOC in Sicilia shows incredible acid structure and purity of fruit and a depth of concentration rarely seen in Italian whites.

Amazing wine from the Etna DOC in Sicilia shows incredible acid structure and purity of fruit and a depth of concentration rarely seen in Italian whites.

Apr 10th, 2015