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Note: This is 2013 review -NOT the 2019 we are selling
2015 - 2020
I was delighted by the 2013 Etna Bianco Cuvèe delle Vigne Niche because it shows a broader style that I did not expect. This is a pure expression of Carricante from vines that are up to 60 years old in age. It sees brief oak contact. You get a pure sense of mineral dryness at first, but that layer lifts gracefully to expose orange peel, dried jasmine and exotic fruit at the back. This Etna white delivers a firm style with muscle and density. It should evolve nicely over the next five years.
Hats off to Marco De Grazie for another stunning set of new releases. His wines helped to put Etna on the enological map in the first place and his winemaking consistency is one of the most important guarantees for the future of this up-and-coming wine region.