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Planeta Etna Bianco 2014 750ml
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Planeta Etna Bianco Italian White Blend 2014

Etna Bianco - Sicily - Italy

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Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Etna Bianco is a partially barrique-fermented Carricante. I loved the precision and the etched quality of the wine that is transmitted thanks to dry mineral nuances of flint and brimstone. This wine is all about the small details with delicate tones of white peach, citrus and toasted pine nut that lift gracefully from the bouquet. This Etna Bianco is direct, matter-of-fact and very refreshing to drink. I'd love to see its evolution in three or four year's time.
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Region: Sicily

The beautiful island of Sicily has been growing grapevines and producing wines for thousands of years, ever since the ancient Greeks first landed on its golden shores and noticed the island's true potential as a haven for quality grapes. Today, the island is one of Italy's primary wine regions, and even though over eighty percent of Sicily's grapevines are used for the production of sweet fortified wines, the remaining wineries making other wine styles are renowned around the world for their quality and character. Indeed, Sicilian wineries are famed for their ability to capture something of the sun-drenched region in their wines, and the vines they cultivate benefit enormously from the almost constant sunshine and the incredibly fertile volcanic soils which typify the island.

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.