Etna Bianco Superiore 'Pietra Marina'

  • Benanti
  • Sicilia, Italy

Method & Production

This 80 year-old Carricante vines that produce this beautiful wine grow on the eastern slope of Etna in the comune of Milo. Only the Etna Bianco produced in this region may be given the title of Superiore. Like many of Etna's grapes, Carricante ripens late due to the large range in diurnal temperature and are harvested in the last week of October before being softly and slowly pressed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and the wine is left to mature for 2 years before bottling and further refinement in bottle for 10-12 months. 

Tasting notes

Pale yellow in colour, the Pietramarina displays delightful complexity on the nose and palate with aromas ripe citrus and a touch of tropical but with more intricate hints of lemongrass, orange blossom, and an almond nuttiness with a final twist of star anise. Gorgeous acidity with a lovely, long, moreish finish. 

Food matching

A beautiful wine to match with fish; from simple to more elaborate fish dishes.