Etna Bianco by Graci 2015
Graci (Etna, Sicily, Italy)
70% CARRICCANTE, 30% CARRATTO
Light yellow/green color with golden highlights, notes of flowers and exotic fruit interwoven with mineral notes, and subtle balsamic and sea-salt notes. Dense and fruity on the palate with a dry, aromatic finish
WINE ENTHUSIAST | 93 |
"Made with 70% Carricante and 30% Catarratto, this elegantly structured wine has enticing aromas of Mediterranean herb, fragrant yellow flower, citrus and a whiff of acacia. The fresh, savory palate shows juicy lime, ripe pear, chopped herb and mineral alongside tangy acidity. The lingering finish closes crisp and clean." - Kerin O'Keefe, Aug 2016 (TOP 100 WINES OF 2016)
JAMES SUCKLING | 91 |
" Aromas of green apple skin, pears and minerals. Medium-to full-bodied palate defined by light almond, honey and sliced-apple character. Flavorful finish. Drink now."
"We only cultivate traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna and aim to respect local traditions as well as the distinct characters of each vintage.
The land decides, not us. We believe that only by listening carefully and responding to the expressions of Nature in our territory ca be great wines be born. Great because true."
ABOUT THE WINERY
At Graci, young Alberto Aiello Graci remains steadfast in his respect for local traditions as well as the distinct nature of each vintage and only cultivates traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna: the red grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, and white grapes Carricante and Catarratto. Intervention of any kind is extremely limited, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. They do not use herbicides in order to preserve the unique balance and vital energy of the soil. They do not use barriques, but only the big, upright, wooden casks known as tini and large, well-used wood barrels. Their sole objective is to reflect the personalities of their vineyards and the sublime differences between each and every harvest.