Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore Carricante 2011

$49

If you want to truly understand the influence Mount Etna has on the white wines of this part of Sicily, there's no better teacher than Benanti's Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore. It's all about the minerality, baby. The 2011 vintage has subtle honeydew melon and lemon on the nose, but it's the unmistakable notes of flint and black ash that speak loudly from the glass. On the palate you'll find a complex melange of white peaches, lemons, hints of almonds and that intense Etna minerality. This is one savory wine. Pair with meaty fish dishes, like monkfish, tuna & swordfish.

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Ratings on Delectable

Robin Gerber Delectable Pro

Partner Spotlight Brands

My last bottle from a vacation in Sicily two years ago. Still gorgeous!

My last bottle from a vacation in Sicily two years ago. Still gorgeous!

9.4

Jasmine Hirsch Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

Delish. Slightly salty-savory.

Delish. Slightly salty-savory.

8.9

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Hard to beat. Carricante at its finest.

Hard to beat. Carricante at its finest.

9.3

Riddley Walker

Нос зажат, вкус собран. Кипарис, лимон, желтый грейпфрут, зелёный абрикос, сухие средиземноморские травы, морская вода. Среднее тело, хорошая кислотность, упругая структура, длительное солёное послевкусие. На грани жаркости. Ещё молодо, несложно, но чисто, небанально, с несколько суровой естественностью.

Нос зажат, вкус собран. Кипарис, лимон, желтый грейпфрут, зелёный абрикос, сухие средиземноморские травы, морская вода. Среднее тело, хорошая кислотность, упругая структура, длительное солёное послевкусие. На грани жаркости. Ещё молодо, несложно, но чисто, небанально, с несколько суровой естественностью.

9.0

Justin Timsit, MS Delectable Pro

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

One of my favorite white wines in Italy

One of my favorite white wines in Italy

9.3

Phil Stice Delectable Pro

Richer than the regular Bianco. Less salty and more savory components. Tastes like a phenolic Rhone whites I've had with a little bitter finish

Richer than the regular Bianco. Less salty and more savory components. Tastes like a phenolic Rhone whites I've had with a little bitter finish

Gabrielle Micheletti Delectable Pro

Pietramarina 2011 currently sold out! #slowwine2016

Pietramarina 2011 currently sold out! #slowwine2016

Mike Evans

Lovely blend of richness and minerality, with some floral notes and umami on the palate for good measure.

Lovely blend of richness and minerality, with some floral notes and umami on the palate for good measure.

9.2

Ron Siegel

Wet stones, chalk, mineral, saline, smoke with a touch of petrol & Forrest floor. A friend mentioned that this reminds him of Mosel meets Chablis.

Wet stones, chalk, mineral, saline, smoke with a touch of petrol & Forrest floor. A friend mentioned that this reminds him of Mosel meets Chablis.

9.2

Christian Adams

Salty minerality, smokey earthiness, sexy

Salty minerality, smokey earthiness, sexy

9.1

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