Planeta Etna Bianco DOC 2016
Mount Etna Sicily, Italy
PLCB Code# 74745 (Only in Specialty Stores, 13%ABV)
“Radiant and refined, this white opens on aromas of Spanish broom, white flowers and Mediterranean brush. It is savory and racy, offering apple, pear and orange flavors alongside bright acidity. A salty mineral note lingers on the finish..” 92 Points Wine Enthusiast, February 2018
Why this is good value: What an interesting wine! Loads of character here, but none of it overdone. Bright and vibrant with flavors of stone fruits mixed with lime across the top and undercurrents of savory minerality. All of this is followed by a lightly chalky (Chablis-like?) finish. An interesting and well made wine from Mt. Etna’s high altitude vineyards planted in volcanic soils. If you aren’t familiar with Etna DOC wines, this 100% Carricante white is a fine introduction to the delicacy and complexity for which this region is becoming famous.
93 points Jack Brice