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2018 Tornatore Etna Bianco Pietrarizzo
Amazing White from Mount Etna
November 8, 2020
One of the most exciting developments in the wine market over the past twenty years or so are the red wines from Mount Etna in Sicily. Producers on Etna are even more excited about the whites. The 2018 Tornatore Etna Bianco Pietrarosso is one of the very best. This wine is 100% Carricante, the king of Etna white grapes.
Last Saturday a customer came in for a case of white wine. I told him about this one and got an email from him later this week. Ron C said “the Tornatore is everything you said and more. It got even better as the chill wore off. Delicious and complex”
The Tornatore family have been farming Mount Etna since the 17th century. Today Giuseppe Tornatore runs the farm with the rest of the family. They are as familiar as anyone with the various sites of terroir on the northern slopes which are known as contrada. The Pietrarizzo contrada is in Castiglione di Sicilia. The soil is volcanic and high altitude. The vines enjoy a long growing season. The wine is elegant, exotic, and balanced and will age well.
2018 Tornatore Etna Bianco Pietrarizzo: Bright straw yellow with green reflections. Exotic spring flowers with apricot, orange peel and notes of toast. Savory and complex on the palate with a balanced finish of deep pear fruit and a touch of white pepper. Excellent 32/bottle
Special six pack: 6 bottles of the above for a special price of $163 (27/bottle)
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- Peter Hemenway
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