GIOVANNI ROSSO ETNA BIANCO 2017
BOLD . DRY HUMOUR . A lil’ Twang – No we are not describing Tina Fey.
Good Aromatic Intensity, broom, yellow citruses mixed in herbs. The sip is full, crisp and round, with a pleasant minerality. Excellent with appetizers, risotto with fresh clams, fried fish, and roasted white fish. Not forgetting white meat and vegetable dishes.
Produced by our all time favourite Barbera and Barolo producer, we present Etna series by Giovanni Rosso. If you haven’t already tried our first addition of Giovanni Rosso’s Barbera d’alba – YOU HAVE TO TRY IT. We have never been prouder to carry their Etna series on Boundbywine!
Mount Etna, or Etna, is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania. In the past 15 years, the vineyards on the flanks of Europe’s largest active volcano have risen from obscurity to among Italy’s most prized. Attracting dozens of winemakers from across Sicily to Tuscany, Europe and Australia – Rosso was no exception.
Harvested in the middle of October, Carricante grape varietal is pressed for Bianco. Fermentation lasts some 15 days after a brief skin maceration (fermentation in stainless steel tanks). Aging is conducted in stainless steel tanks, spending 5 months with regular batonnages every week.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
WE TOP 100 2019 Rank 35
“Spanish broom, lemon drop and ripe orchard fruit are just some of the aromas you’ll find on this stunning white. The aromas carry to the linear, elegant palate. With additional tones of Meyer lemon, apricot, Mediterranean herbs and salt. Tangy acidity provides balance throughout.”~ KO
“A ripe, bright, medium-bodied version. Mouthwatering acidity providing fine cut for the baked pineapple, candied ginger, mandarin orange blossom and saline-tinged mineral notes that gain momentum and echo on the finish. A richer approach to young Carricante. Well-balanced and vibrant throughout. Drink now through 2027. 416 cases made, 200 cases imports.”
“The Giovanni Rosso 2017 Etna Bianco is a complete and attractive wine. With bright aromas of peach, lemon zest and natural rubber. The wine shows a shiny, glossy quality that works very nicely. Do not underestimate the sophistication and mild complexity of this pretty white wine from volcanic soils.”