Barone di Villagrande 2020 Etna Bianco Superiore DOC

Barone di Villagrande 2020 Etna Bianco Superiore DOC

Item Number: 17166

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Etna Bianco Superiore DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 90% Carricante / 10% Other
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic soil with basalt stones
Elevation: 700 meters
Case Production: 2,333

Vine Age: Oldest vines up to 40 years
Skin Maceration: None
Yeast: Indigenous
Fermentation & Aging: Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel for 10 days followed by 10 months in bottle
Filtration: None
Stabilization Agents: None; natural cold tartaric stabilization

Tasting Notes: The wine is made of 90% Carricante and 10% other indigenous varieties, grown in the famous town of Milo. Milo is the only area on Mt. Etna that is permitted to use the Etna Bianco Superiore designation. Certified organic, they allow the mineral-rich terroir of Mt. Etna to carry their wines. The minimal intervention has led to an enveloping fresh white fruit nose and a flavor that makes you feel like you're biting into a Granny Smith apple. Mineral with bright acidity and hints of the Mediterranean, this white wine goes perfect with seafood, white meat, grilled vegetables and soft goat cheese.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (6/23/2022)

    A smoky mix of crushed rocks, yellow flowers, baked apple and hints of raw almond make for a captivating display as the 2020 Etna Bianco Superiore opens in the glass. This impresses with its round, lush textures and mix of young peach and citrus offset by salty mineral tones and hint of caraway seeds. The 2020 is all about balanced pleasure, finishing long with a bump of residual acids that maintain vibrancy under an air of candied lime and custard.