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Cuvée della Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana Etna Bianco Carricante

9.25 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Carricante
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9.5

There’s an airy and inviting freshness to the 2019 Etna Bianco Calderara Sottana that pulls you close to the glass, as a nuanced display of dusty dried flowers, cardamom, crushed stone and honeyed orchard fruits comes forward over time. It’s silky and seductive on the palate, showing a pretty inner sweetness, with ripe pear giving way to notes of almond as inner florals amass toward the close. Minerals and hints of citrus sizzle throughout the long finale under an enriching air of custard. As beautiful as this is today, it will only get better over time. Simply stunning. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

There’s an airy and inviting freshness to the 2019 Etna Bianco Calderara Sottana that pulls you close to the glass, as a nuanced display of dusty dried flowers, cardamom, crushed stone and honeyed orchard fruits comes forward over time. It’s silky and seductive on the palate, showing a pretty inner sweetness, with ripe pear giving way to notes of almond as inner florals amass toward the close. Minerals and hints of citrus sizzle throughout the long finale under an enriching air of custard. As beautiful as this is today, it will only get better over time. Simply stunning. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

Jun 10th, 2021
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.3

This absolutely rocks. Layers of texture and richness perfectly balanced with zippy volcanic acid.

This absolutely rocks. Layers of texture and richness perfectly balanced with zippy volcanic acid.

Jan 12th, 2021
Jeroen Koenen

Tight and young. Lots of promise, but not giving much at the moment. Very mineral and stony.

Tight and young. Lots of promise, but not giving much at the moment. Very mineral and stony.

Dec 28th, 2021
Stuart Pollack

This wine needs a lot of air. But it opens up into a nice Summer Aetna Bianco. Good citrus flavor.

This wine needs a lot of air. But it opens up into a nice Summer Aetna Bianco. Good citrus flavor.

Aug 21st, 2021
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 5 months ago

Ronald had this 5 months ago

Aug 3rd, 2021