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Graci Etna Bianco DOC 2017

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Graci Etna Bianco DOC 2017

Combines carricante and catarratto and, in contrast to the skin-fermented whites in my notes, uses whole-bunch pressing to obtain clear juice and purity. Bourne loved it, finding "almond and orange blossom with lemon sorbet, too. Pure juicy palate with a gently persistent finale. Top notch stuff!" I noted aromas of nougat and citrus, a moderately full body and crisp acidity to finish. Alberto Graci with sister Elena farm their vineyards on the north face of Mt Etna, at 600 - 660 m.a.s.l. at Arcuria, Passsopisciaro. Fifteen hectares are planted to Nerello Mascalese and 2.5 to Carricante and Catarratto. Part of the vineyard is ungrafted ‘alberello’ (bush vines) at a total density of 10,000 per hectare. Graci also own an 80 year old vineyard (bush trained) in Contrada Feudo di Mezzo, Passopisciaro at 600 m.a.s.l. In Contrada Barbabecchi at 1000 – 1100 m.a.s.l. Graci own a 1.5 hectare vineyard planted about 100 years ago which is harvested in November! The most recent Etna eruption occurred in December 2015, and the threat of a serious eruption requires a certain outlook says Alberto “We are fatalists, we don’t care. It’s normal for us”. It is the complexity of the volcanic soils which contributes much to the unique minerality and elegance of the wines of Etna.

REGION: Etna, Sicily, Italy
WINEMAKER: Alberto Graci
AVAILABILITY: All states
WEBSITE: www.graci.eu

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