Pietradolce Etna Bianco 2015
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Etna Bianco, Solicchiata, Sicily
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: February 14, 2017
- Last modified: February 14, 2017
From one of the top producers in Sicily, this is Carricante (carico means “burdened” which refers to the abundant fruit on these bush vines) 800 m above sea level on the sandy loam northern slopes of Mount Etna. This was vinified and matured in stainless steel, preserving the pure fruit and the electric acidity of volcanic Etna. White asparagus leads ample salty minerality, broken stones, herbal lees and brisk lemon pith/peel on this light-/medium-bodied, structural and defined frame. Profound, with appealing angularity and intriguing complexity, this drinks beautifully now in youth, but will reward further with time in the cellar.