Biondi Pianta 2018/2019 Etna Sicily
When Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanee Conti comes to visit and remarks on the quality of your white wine vineyard, you take notice. Ciro Biondi used to blend the wine from this site, but this 2.5 hectare plot mainly planted with carricante and on the side of one of Etna's many craters, makes a thrilling and distinctive white wine, with abundant perfumes of lemon verbena, chamomile, pineapple and honey. There is a little skin contact to add pith and savour to the textural palate, which shows some gentle bready notes, counterpointed by fine acidity. Superb with roasted bream, this is rich and satisfyingly developed already.