An elegant, complex and delicious splurge from the volcanic soils of Mount Etna in Sicily, the Donnafugata Sul Volcano Etna Bianco.
Made with the indigenous Carricante grape from the volcanic soils of Eastern Sicily on the north side of Mount Etna between Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia. The wine was aged in a combination of stainless steel and French oak (2nd and 3rd use) for 10 months and another 9 months in bottle before release.
Elegant notes of aromatic herbs, citrus fruits and flint. Fresh and savory, perfect with crustaceans, vegetarian first courses and porcini mushrooms. Serve at 10-12C (50-54F).
The 2018 Donnafugata Sul Volcano Etna Bianco opens with quite an attractive and intriguing aroma of apple, tropical fruit notes, some savory herbal notes and a bit of wet stone minerality.
Taking a sip reveals lovely layers of flavors! There's good concentration on the really tasty lemon, melon and tangy tropical fruit and the wine has mineral notes throughout. Crisp with good acidity and smooth with a slightly oily mouthfeel, this is both quite easy to drink and quite complex.
It ends crisp, dry and quite long. Lovely!
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