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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*Alcohol levels are indicative and may vary from vintage to vintage.