Tornatore Etna Bianco 2021
Tornatore sits at about 1,000 metres above sea level on the north side of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. This risky spot has been traced back through the Tornatore family to 1865, which begs the question, why take the high risk of growing grapes on an active volcano? The soil's unique character comes from the deteriorated lava, ash and stones from previous volcanic eruptions and the mild climate and persistent rainfall. The combination of soil, weather, and the winemakers' skill has made the northern slope of Etna an ideal area for the production of high-quality wines.
This Etna Bianco is made with the indigenous grape Carricante aged in concrete vats. The wine offers pleasant hints of grapefruit, white peach and herbs on the nose. The palate has a lovely texture and freshness complemented by an extraordinary minerality.