Tornatore Etna Bianco


for the equivalent of £16.95 a bottle

Grower: Tornatore
Grape Variety: Carircante
Style: Floral and Fruity
Country: Italy
Appellation: Sicily
Vintage: 2020/21
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Pale yellow straw in colour. The bouquet offers pleasant hints of grapefruit, white peach and herbs. The palate has a lovely texture and freshness with subtle, smoky notes that mix well with fresh and dried-herb notes and hints of green apple with characteristic acidity complemented by extraordinary minerality on the finish.

It is in the volcanic soils of Mt. Etna where the Tornatore family has set deep, centuries old roots. The Tornatores, one the oldest wine growing families on Mt. Etna, have lived in Sicily since 1680 and trace their Etna grape growing back to 1865. That heritage and the Tornatore’s profound respect and understanding of the land is showcased in wines that capture the essence of Etna and it was this knowledge that inspired Francesco Tornatore to found his family’s winery in the town of Castiglione di Sicilia in 2010, nearly a century and a half after his great grandfather first planted vineyards on Mt. Etna. The region benefits from Sicily’s ample sunshine, but Mt. Etna’s high elevation also provides greater rainfall, moderating breezes and cooler temperatures. Etna’s unique nature means soils, microclimates and exposures change dramatically from site to site, creating a panorama of characteristics and possibilities in the vineyards. Artisan and modern winemaking to craft wines such as the Bianco and Rosso that display the full range of fruit and complex personality of Etna terroir, and single vineyard wines — Pietrarizzo with its high elevation and Trimarchisa with 40-year-old vines—that express the beauty and distinct character of their exceptional sites.



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