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This is the Grand Cru of Etna white wines and one of the greatest wines in all of Italy. 100% old vines of Carricante give the wine a plush mouthfeel, while lemon and saline notes rips through the finish. The vineyard sits at 2600 feet on the eastern side of the mountain. An extended contact on the fine lees rounds out the palate. 2014 was an exceptional vintage on Mt. Etna. 12.5% abv
From the Winery:
At the end of the 1800’s, Giuseppe Benanti, grandfather of Dr. Giuseppe Benanti, began the production of wines on one of his father’s old farms on the slopes of Mount Etna, at Viagrande (Catania). In 1988, Giuseppe Benanti revived the family’s old passion, with an extensive and selective study of the Etnean soils highly devoted to viticulture. He also investigated particular clones of indigenous vines and new oenological techniques to reproduce ancient fragrances using the most modern practices of vinification, in a perfect union of history and reality. From this five year study, wines of unique taste were produced recreating old flavors and keeping them intact over time.