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Barone di Villagrande Etna Bianco
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Barone di Villagrande Etna Bianco 2016

Sicily, ItalyThis is a wine that benefits from time, and not over chilling; let this relax and unknit in the glass some before drinking (liberally). The pixellated minerality will spill out of the glass, carried with subtle and alluring reductive notes, pine nuts, lemon thistle, meadow herbs, quince blossom and pear skin. Etna Bianco Superiore can only come from the village of Milo, embracing and facing the sea breezes, and from 700m altitude. This is forty-year-old carricante (with ten percent other autochthonous grapes) that is harvested early and spends ten months in stainless. The finish lingers with seawater freshness and salted citrus. Serious wine; best enjoyed at cellar temperature and with octopus, scallops or white fish now, or better yet, your cellar.Tasted: 19 April 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine shops Producer: Barone di VillagrandeDistributors: Liberty Specialty Imports
Blend: Carricante - Indigenous Etna GrapesCSPC: 140166UPC: 08388765664302