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Benanti Etna Bianco
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16¾/20

Benanti Etna Bianco 2017

Sicily, ItalyThe Benanti winery was founded in the shadows of mount Enta in 1988 by Giuseppe Benanti, with the aim to preserve the unique terroir of Etna’s volcanic slopes, and develop the region's indigenous varieties. The winery is now run by Giuseppe’s two sons Antonio and Salvino. This carricante comes from different sloping mountain vineyards and 30-50 year old vines, 700-950m altitude, and fermented with selected native yeasts in stainless, where it rests for a short stint prior to bottling. Orange blossom, peach fuzz, soft pear is bedded with fine, downy lees, and seasoned with tight citrus spicing and lightly smoked stones. Fuller in body, and able to take on halibut or branzino easily.Tasted: 14 November 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: USA 23.00 USA Producer: Benanti Viticoltori SrlGrape: Carricante