Vino di Anna “Palmen+o Bianco” 2020

Mid straw in colour, this wine has attractive white floral aromas coupled with citrus notes of lemon and lime. It is crisp and dry on the palate, with a fresh acidity, balanced by grapefruit flavours and an underlying salty, minerality.

Palmento Bianco is a field blend of organically grown, indigenous Sicilian white grapes, mainly grown high on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, Sicily. All the fruit was hand harvested from different vineyards during the month of September. The Catarratto, Insolia and Grillo grapes were harvested first, and whole bunch pressed immediately into stainless steel. The Grecanico grapes, along with small quantities of Minnella Bianca and Carricante were harvested towards the end of September.

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Half of these grapes were macerated on skins for 7 days. Alcoholic fermentation was spontaneous and proceeded without temperature control. The various fermenting musts were blended at the end of October. The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation and remained on light lees for 5 months before it was bottled without fining or filtration in mid March 2021.

Palmen+o Bianco 2019

Pale straw in colour, this wine has attractive white floral notes coupled with grapefruit and lemons.  It is crisp and dry on the palate, with citrus fruit flavours and an underlying minerality.

Palmento Bianco is a field blend of organically grown, indigenous grapes, mainly grown high on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, Sicily.  The grapes were hand harvested from different vineyards during the month of September.  The Catarratto and Insolia are harvested first, and are whole bunch pressed immediately into stainless steel. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous and without temperature control.  Half of the Grecanico grapes, along with the Grecanico Dorato was macerated for one week on skins.

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The rest of Grecanico, along with the field blend of Minnella Bianca and Carricante was pressed directly to stainless steel. The various fermenting musts were combined at the end of October 2019.  The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation and remained on light lees for 5 months before it was bottled without fining or filtration in February 2020. Minimum additions of S02 were made prior to bottling.

Palmen+o Bianco 2018

Pale straw in colour, this wine has pretty, floral notes of white blossom coupled with lemons. It is fresh and delicate on the palate with a textural mouthfeel that is in harmony with the sapidity and salinity of the wine.

Palmento Bianco is a field blend of indigenous grapes, organically grown on the north side of Mt Etna, Sicily.  The grapes were hand harvested from different vineyards during the month of September.  Half the Grecanico along with the Grecanico Dorato was macerated for one week on skins. The rest of the field grapes (Catarratto, Minnella Bianco, Carricante, Insolia) were whole bunch pressed immediately into stainless steel.

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Alcoholic fermentation was spontaneous and without temperature control during which the two fermenting must were mixed. The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation and remained on light lees for 5 months before it was bottled without fining or filtration. Minimum additions of S02 were made prior to bottling.

 

Palmen+o Bianco 2017

Palmento Bianco wine is a field blend of organically grown, indigenous grapes from the north face of Mt Etna, Sicily.  The grapes were hand harvested from different old bush vine vineyards over several days during the month of September.  The Catarratto (50% of the blend) was whole bunch pressed immediately and fermented in stainless steel. So too were the mixed cassettes of Minnella Bianco, Carricante and Insolia (approximately 10% of the final blend).  The Grecanico Dorato (40%) was macerated on skins for 8 days and then pressed and blended with the other fermenting musts. Alcoholic fermentation was spontaneous and without temperature control.  The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation and remained on light lees for 10 months before it was bottled without fining or filtration.

Golden in colour reflecting the period of maceration on the skins of the Grecanico, this wine has attractive white peach and grapefruit aromas and flavours.  The palate is fresh and flavoursome with lively acidity and distinct mineral notes from the volcanic soils.