Pietradolce Archineri Etna Bianco DOC 2016
Lovely acidity and great minerality are characteristics of terrain, which is undoubtedly the best for Etna whites. Structured wine, with complex aromas of grapefruit and herbs; fresh and flavorful, long finish. Made from old vines ranging between 100 and 120-years-old, this vibrant white opens with aromas suggesting citrus, orchard fruit, linden blossom, acacia and a whiff of beeswax. On the savory, radiant palate, a mineral vein underscores green apple, grapefruit, and aromatic herb. Give this a few more years to fully develop.
Etna Bianco DOC
Solicchiata, north part of Mount Etna
Serving Temperature: 59-63 °F
100% Carricante from the eastern slopes of Mount Etna, 2,800 feet above sea level. The vines are pre-phylloxera and are between 100-120 years old.
The grapes are harvested by hand in early October before being soft-pressed and aged in stainless steel.
Pietradolce was born in 2005, and has its place in Solicchiata, hamlet of Castiglione di Sicilia (CT), on the northern slopes of Etna. The company covers 11 hectares between 600 and 900 meters above sea level and is divided into three plots, two that fall in the district "Prancing" and one in the district "Zottorinoto".
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with seafood and grilled, fresh fish.