Etna Bianco 2016 – ValCerasa
About Etna, everything has been said. I can tell you that Etna Bianco from ValCerasa is one of the greatest whites I’ve ever drank, period. In the sense of pure volcano, of brilliant gold color, incense, myrrh, smoke, tobacco and saffron. To drink at on the verge of an eruption, contemplating a sunset of fire on the slopes of Mount Etna.
Prepare a smoked mackerel and forget that barbecued hamburger and replace it with that slice of Canadian salmon. Then wait for the wine to flow, like a lava flow, from the bottle into the glass and between your burning senses. And at every sip, or eruption, let it flow…wine, time, pleasure.
"Wine without a story is just a fruit juice with alcohol" .... so below you'll find a video of the winemaker.
Don't forget to turn on English subtitles.
Etna Bianco 2016 - ValCerasa
Grape: 100% Carricante
Region: Etna (Sicilia)
Drinking Window: Now till 2022
Pairings: shellfish, king crab, swordfish, ceviche, and pesto
Winemaking Notes: volcanic soil, 850m above the sea, indigenous yeasts, part of fermentation done with skins, stainless steel, total production 30.000 bottles (including reds)