Giovanni Rosso (Etna)

Etna Bianco DOC

Etna Bianco DOC
Italy

White wine85% Carricante, 15% other white indigenous
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Fish
    Lobster
    Cheese (Soft)
    Salad
  • ColorStraw yellow color with greenish reflections.
  • NoseFresh, delicate nose of broom and citrus fruit mixed with herbs.
    Lemonlemon
    Orange Blossomorange-blossom
    Orange, Mandarinorange
  • FlavorThe sip is full, crisp, round, with a pleasant minerality. The finish immediately recalls the soil where it comes from.

Sicily At a Glance

Region Name Sicily

Sicily is Italy’s southernmost region and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years, Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines have changed significantly over that time.

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Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2019 Wine Enthusiast 93 Mar 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 James Suckling 91 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Vinous Media 88 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Spectator 89 Jan 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 94 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 94 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Spectator 92 May 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2019 Wine Enthusiast Lightly fragrant and loaded with finesse, this focused white opens with delicate aromas of white spring flower, rosemary, thyme and Mediterranean brush. Smooth and fresh, the palate boasts a weightless, understated elegance that seamlessly offsets ripe yellow pear, juicy Meyer lemon and savory saline notes. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2019 James Suckling Aromas of chamomile and pears with a stony and chalky edge, as well as dried flowers. The palate has bright, vivid texture with pear, melon and apple flavors. 100% carricante. Drink now. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2019 Vinous Media A nuanced display of white flowers, almonds, crushed apple and hints of wet stone lifts up from the 2019 Etna Bianco. It’s silky-smooth with medium-bodied weight, and it leans more toward the savory end of the spectrum. There’s a peppery flourish at the close, along with salty acids and minerals that pinch at the cheeks. All of that said, the 2019 never really comes into focus and lacks the characterful depths we look for in Carricante. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2018 Wine Spectator Poached peach, lemon thyme, pink grapefruit and minerally accents of saline and smoke are layered with a streak of lip-smacking acidity in this lithe, light- to medium-bodied white. Snappy finish. Drink now through 2023. 290 cases made, 150 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Spanish broom, lemon drop and ripe orchard fruit are just some of the aromas you'll find on this stunning white. The aromas carry to the linear, elegant palate, with additional tones of Meyer lemon, apricot, Mediterranean herbs and salt. Tangy acidity provides balance throughout. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Spanish broom, lemon drop and ripe orchard fruit are just some of the aromas you'll find on this stunning white. The aromas carry to the linear, elegant palate, with additional tones of Meyer lemon, apricot, Mediterranean herbs and salt. Tangy acidity provides balance throughout. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator A ripe, bright, medium-bodied version, with mouthwatering acidity providing fine cut for the baked pineapple, candied ginger, mandarin orange blossom and saline-tinged mineral notes that gain momentum and echo on the finish. A richer approach to young Carricante, but well-balanced and vibrant throughout. Drink now through 2027. 416 cases made, 200 cases imported. –AN Shelf Talker Full Page Review