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Pietradolce Etna Bianco "Archineri" DOC 2018 (Sicily, Italy) - [AG 94] [RP 92+] [JS 92]
Pietradolce Etna Bianco "Archineri" DOC 2018 (Sicily, Italy) - [AG 94] [RP 92+] [JS 92]

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Winery: Pietradolce
Varietal: Carricante
Region: Etna, Sicily, Italy
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750 ml


Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Structured wine, with complex aromas of grapefruit and herbs; fresh and flavorful, long finish.

Classification: DOC
Area of production: Eastern Slopes of Mount Etna.
Altitudine: 850 mt a.s.l.
Grape variety: Carricante.
Soil: Stony, light sandy loam.
Growing Method: Bush (alberello) pre-phylloxera, 100-120 years old.
Harvest: Second ten days of October.
Aging: Steel and bottle.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Vinous:
"Very pale straw color. Gorgeous nose of white peach, lime, minerals and jasmine. Then fresh and crisp, but with an underlying glyceral note that provides backbone to the zingy citrus and pomaceous orchard fruit flavors. Finishes extremely long with strong notes of fresh ginger and an underpinning of mineral dust. An outstanding Etna Bianco. " Ian D'Agata - (Aug 2019)

92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2018 Etna Bianco Archineri is slightly rounder and more robust (compared to the entry-level Etna Bianco) with rich aromas of white peach and melon. This mid-weight expression is also creamier and more intricate in terms of texture, and much of this is due to the advanced age of the pre-Phylloxera vines used to make Archineri, some of which are over 130 years old. This wine delivers a larger center of gravity, and it lacks that super chiseled sharpness and delineation you get in the other Bianco. This bottle reveals a more sophisticated approach and longer cellar-aging potential. Only 5,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (31st Jul 2019)

92 Points - James Suckling:
11 Aug, 2019 – "Freshly sliced lemons, guava peel, green apples and spices. Medium body, fine layering of acidity and a floral, pretty finish. Drink now."

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