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Etna Bianco Carricante

9.048 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Carricante
Top Notes For
Joyce Lin

Mineral, slightly flinty, tangerine, stone fruit, med plus finish, pineapple aftertaste. Med plus acidity,

Mineral, slightly flinty, tangerine, stone fruit, med plus finish, pineapple aftertaste. Med plus acidity,

Nov 17th, 2018
J D
9.0

An interesting companion piece to Ruscum, as both show surprising tannic muscle and lees weight. Attractively smoky, and the fruit, while present, is secondary to the complexity of this wine. This requires some aeration to really strut, perhaps a function of the long lees-aging. Provides gravitas to a simple preparation of spaghetti bottarga.

An interesting companion piece to Ruscum, as both show surprising tannic muscle and lees weight. Attractively smoky, and the fruit, while present, is secondary to the complexity of this wine. This requires some aeration to really strut, perhaps a function of the long lees-aging. Provides gravitas to a simple preparation of spaghetti bottarga.

Aug 6th, 2017
Dmitri

Bright gold color. Pears, lemon and honeysuckle, lee influence, some oxidative nutty notes and smokiness . Great acidity and a long finish. I like a it quite a bit, though I would prefer a more focused version not aged on lees.

Bright gold color. Pears, lemon and honeysuckle, lee influence, some oxidative nutty notes and smokiness . Great acidity and a long finish. I like a it quite a bit, though I would prefer a more focused version not aged on lees.

1 person found it helpfulSep 26th, 2014
Ben Walker / Caravin

Oily, rich. Benne

Oily, rich. Benne

Oct 9th, 2015
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

fairly neutral white.

fairly neutral white.

Jun 26th, 2015
Skye LaTorre

Sommelier The Meatball Shop

9.7

Sulfur blast upon opening is discouraging, but-give it a merciless splash into a decanter, and you will be VERY happy!

Sulfur blast upon opening is discouraging, but-give it a merciless splash into a decanter, and you will be VERY happy!

Aug 16th, 2014
Alessandro Rossi

Molto buono !

Molto buono !

Jun 28th, 2013
Mark Guzzo

Dark purple color. Light spice underneath. Dark fruits. Med + tannins. Very light smokiness. Well balanced.

Dark purple color. Light spice underneath. Dark fruits. Med + tannins. Very light smokiness. Well balanced.

Mar 8th, 2020
Paul Krzych

Superb Sicilian white! Thanks @Brian Hearty !

Superb Sicilian white! Thanks @Brian Hearty !

Mar 17th, 2019
Rachael Doob

Really interesting. Juicy medium plus body. Earthy minerality.

Really interesting. Juicy medium plus body. Earthy minerality.

Nov 17th, 2018