Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore – H2G Wines
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Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore

An iconic long lived white that is often mentioned as one of Italy’s finest white wines. The vineyard for Petramarina is on the Eastern side of Etna at 800M above sea level with many of the vines up to 90 years old. The positioning is important as it allows for slow and steady maturation leading to lots of complexity in the grapes that are harvested in the second half of October. There is no oak ageing but battonage (stirring the lees in the wine post fermentation) results in beautiful volume on the palate. The nose is not overly aromatic or showy but has stone fruit, blossom and minerality. On the palate the full experience of the wine becomes apparent as it has great energy with beautiful acidity and marked saline minerality.

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The pioneer winery in modern Etna wine production founded by Giuseppe Benanti in 1988. Nowadays run by twin sons Antonio and Salvino (it’s very hard to tell them apart!) they produce outstanding wines really representative of the area using only local indigenous grapes – Carricante for the whites, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio for the reds. These wines are cool climate wines for lovers of crisp, mineral whites and elegant, complex reds that are on the lighter side.

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