Vino di Anna “Palmento Bianco” 2020

Vino di Anna “Palmen+o Bianco” 2023

Lemon/lime in colour, this wine, from a cooler vintage than the 2022 has attractive aromas of white flowers and citrus. The palate is crisp and dry, with a plenty of lemon and grapefruit flavours, a refreshing acidity and a sapid, mineral finish.

Palmento Bianco is made from organically farmed, indigenous white Sicilian grapes, grown in four distinct terroirs across the island. All of the fruit is hand harvested by the “Vino di Anna” team and bought to the winery on the northern slopes of Etna, near the village of Solicchiata for processing. The varieties are fermented separately, and then blended to produce a fresh, dry, mineral island white wine.

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40 % of the Palmento Bianco 2023 blend is Carricante sourced from high altitude vineyards on the northern slopes of Mt Etna in the contrada of Crasa. 30% is Inzolia, organically grown on limestone clay soils in Vittoria, in the south-eastern part of the island. 20% is Grillo, coming from the “terra rossa” sandy soils of Marsala, rich in minerals. The remaining 10% is organic Catarratto, hand harvest on the rolling hills surrounding Alcamo, in the northwestern corner of the island.
The grapes that were not grown on Etna were transported to the winery in small vans or a refrigerated truck, as required. The Insolia was picked first, at the end of August. It was 100% whole bunch pressed and fermented in a used 20hl oak cask. This varietal adds lifted floral notes and a textural palate structure to the final blend.
Next the Grillo was picked, with all of the grapes being hand de-stemmed into several mastellone (food-grade plastic 10hl tubs) and left to macerate for 4-5 days, being plunged daily by foot or hand. The fermenting must was then pressed into 11 hl chestnut casks. Next the Catarratto was harvested. This was also macerated, but only for 48 hours to extract some texture and flavours from the skins. Finally, the Carricante was harvested being direct pressed into an 11hl chestnut barrel and a stainless steel tank.
Each of the grape varieties were fermented by indigenous yeasts to dryness. They underwent malolactic fermentation spontaneously and were blended together at the end of October. The finished wine remained on light lees and was bottled early February 2023 without fining or filtration.

Vino di Anna “Palmento Bianco” 2020

Vino di Anna “Palmen+o Bianco” 2022

Pale straw in colour, this wine has attractive aromas of grapefruit and lemon with floral notes. The palate is dry, crisp and flinty with firm acidity. Citrus flavours are coupled with some white peach and a delicate nuttiness. The wine is light bodied yet flavoursome with an appealing sapid, mineral finish.

Palmento Bianco is a made from organically grown, indigenous Sicilian white grapes, principally grown high on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, Sicily. All the fruit was hand harvested from different vineyards, vinified separately, and then blended to produce a fresh, citrus, dry, mineral white wine.

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Palmento Bianco 2022 is made of 50% Carricante grown in the contrada Crasa, under the village of Solicchiata. Half the grapes were macerated on skins for 5 days and then pressed into a chestnut cask. The rest was direct pressed into stainless steel. 20% is Grillo, organically grown on the “terra rossa” soils of Marsala, rich in minerals. This fruit was macerated for one week on skins then fermented in stainless steel. 20% is Inzolia, organically grown on limestone clay soils in Vittoria, south of the island. These grapes were direct pressed and fermented in stainless steel.
The remaining 10% is a field blend of Catarratto and Grecanico grown in contrada Allegracore also fermented in a chestnut cask. Each of the grape varieties were fermented by indigenous yeasts to dryness, underwent malolactic fermentation and were then blended together at the end of October. The finished wine remained on light lees and was bottled in mid- February 2023 without fining or filtration.

Vino di Anna “Palmento Bianco” 2020

Vino di Anna “Palmen+o Bianco” 2021

Pale straw in colour, this wine has attractive citrus notes of lemon and lime, coupled with white flowers. It is dry and fresh on the palate with plenty of 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. The 2021 is made of 40% Carricante, grown in the Contrada Crasa.

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The grapes were whole bunch pressed into a large used oak cask where fermentation took place spontaneously. The Catarratto was also whole bunch pressed and fermented in a chestnut wood cask. The Grillo (30%) was macerated for a week on skins and then pressed into a large chestnut cask. The wines were fermented to dryness, underwent malolactic fermentation and were then blended late November. The finished wine remained on light lees and was bottled in February 2022 without fining or filtration.

Vino di Anna “Palmento Bianco” 2020

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.

Palmento Bianco 2019

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.

Palmento Bianco 2018

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.

Palmento Bianco 2017

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.

Vino di Anna “Jeudi 15 Bianco” 2021

Vino di Anna “Jeudi 15 Bianco” 2021

Mid straw in colour, this wine has attractive citrus notes coupled with white flowers. It is dry, crisp and fresh on the palate with lemon and grapefruit flavours and an underlying salty, minerality.

This new wine from “Vino di Anna” is made from organically grown white grapes, hand harvested from numerous small vineyards, high on the north face of Mt Etna during the month of September.

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40% old vine Grecanico, which includes a large percentage of Grecanico Dorato. These grapes were macerated for one week on skins then fermented in used chestnut barrels (11hl). 40% from the estate’s “Vigna Nave”, which is located on the north-western side of Mt Etna. This high altitude vineyard (1100 metres) was planted 20 years ago to Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Carricante in equal portions. This fruit was 100% whole bunch pressed into a used chestnut barrel. The remaining 20% is a field blend (Carricante, Catarratto, Minnella Bianca, Insolia) which was whole bunch pressed into a 20hl French wooden cask and fermented with indigenous yeasts.
The wines were fermented to dryness, underwent malolactic fermentation, blended together and remained on light lees until bottling in November 2022 without fining or filtration.

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2019

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2022

Mineral and refreshing with appealing floral, apple and pear aromas and flavours. Not as opulent as riper vintages, the taut acid structure gives an expressive, energetic wine, reflective of its high mountain provenance.

This wine is made from organically grown, autochthonous white grapes; Grecanico (80%), Carricante (15%), Isolia (3%) Minnella Bianco (2%). The fruit was hand harvested from several small vineyards, high on the north and north-east face of Mt Etna; in the contrade Nave and Tartaraci. The average age of the vines is 60-70 years old with the altitudes of the vineyards being 900-1100 metres above sea level. The soils are basalt; dark grey in colour, sandy and rocky with a high mineral content.

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The Grecanico, which includes a large percentage of Grecanico Dorato was macerated for three days on skins, being gently foot trodden several times. This was then fermented in stainless steel. The rest of the grapes, which had been picked as a field blend were whole bunch pressed together into a 11hl used chestnut cask. Fermentation was spontaneous without temperature control. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, was blended and left on fine lees until bottling, without fining or filtration in April 2023.

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2019

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2020

Mid straw, this wine has attractive aromas of lime, lemons and white peach. The dry palate has ripe citrus flavours, a lively acidity and good palate length. The wine displays an underlying minerality and sapidity characteristic of grapes grown on volcanic soils.

This wine is made from organically grown, autochthonous white grapes; predominantly Grecanico (70%), sourced from several small vineyards, high on the north face of Mt Etna. The grapes were hand harvested from these old vineyards during the third week of September. The average age of the vines is 80 years old. The altitudes of the vineyards are 800-1100 metres above sea level. Soils are basalt; dark grey, sandy and rocky with high mineral content.

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The majority of the Grecanico, which includes a large percentage of Grecanico Dorato was macerated for one week on skins, being foot trodden several times. The rest of the grapes, which had been picked as a field blend (Carricante, Minnella Bianca, Insolia) were whole bunch pressed together into a 20hl old, wooden cask. Fermentation was spontaneous without temperature control. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was left on fine lees for 12 months prior to bottling, without fining or filtering in December 2021.

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2019

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2019

Mid straw in colour, this wine has lively citrus aromas of grapefruit, coupled with white and yellow peach.  More medium body in style than the austere “Vino di Anna Bianco 2019”, it is complex, full of flavour and has an underlying minerality and sapidity characteristic of grapes grown on volcanic soils.

Predominantly made from old bush vine Grecanico, this wine is the third “Vino di Anna Bianco “G” and is made from our best Grecanico.  Organically grown Grecanico grapes were hand harvested from numerous old vineyards, situated high on the north face of Mt Etna, during the second half of September.  The average age of the vines is 80 years old and the altitude of the vineyards is between 800-1100 metres above sea level.  Half the Grecanico was macerated for one week on skins, being foot trodden several times. The rest of the fruit was whole bunch pressed together with some Carricante from Milo and the small quantity of grapes harvested from our vineyard in Contrada Nave (NW Etna).

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Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2016

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2016

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” 2016 is the second 100% Grecanico white wine we have made. Organically grown Grecanico grapes were hand harvested from numerous old vineyards high on the north face of Mt Etna during the second half of September. The average age of the vines is 60 years old. The grapes were whole bunch pressed into a small stainless steel tank. No SO2 was added. Fermentation was spontaneous and the temperature was not controlled. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation. It was left on light lees for 12 months prior to bottling in November 2017. A miniscule amount of SO2 was added prior to bottling. The wine was not fined or filtered.

Pale straw in colour, this wine has zingy, citrus notes of limes and grapefruit. The palate is fresh and lively, with a high acidity. The citrus flavours are coupled with white flowers and an underlying minerality and sapidity, arising from the volcanic soils.

Vino di Anna Bianco 'G' 2015

Vino di Anna Bianco 'G' 2015

Vino di Anna Bianco “G” is a small bottling (600 bottles in total) of organically grown Grecanico. Grapes were hand harvested from numerous old vineyards high on the north face of Mt Etna. They were whole bunch pressed into stainless steel. No SO2 was added. Fermentation was spontaneous. The wine was left on light lees for 9 months prior to bottling in July. The wine was bottled and labelled by hand, un-fined and unfiltered.

Pale golden in colour with tropical notes (white peach, apricot) coupled with white flowers. Light-medium in body, with flavours of yellow apples and ripe citrus with an underlying minerality typical of whites from Etna.

Vino di Anna Bianco 2019

Vino di Anna Bianco Nave 2022

Pale lemon in colour, this wine has grapefruit aromas coupled with white flowers, yellow peach and dried pear. It is dry, and flavoursome with a high acidity, taut palate structure and underlying minerality. Its fine, textural backbone will develop with bottle age resulting in flinty, saline, citrus aromas and flavours.

This wine is made from organically grown, hand harvested grapes from the estate’s highest vineyard, “Vigna Nave” at an altitude of 1100 – 1200 metres, on the north-western side of Mt Etna, above the village of Maletto. Here the volcanic soils are dark grey in colour, sandy and rich in minerals. This 0.4 ha vineyard was planted as an experiment in 2005, 1m x 1m spacing, to bush vines of Carricante, Riesling and Chenin Blanc. Savagnin was recently added. These varieties all express well the sites high minerality and tension.

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Harvest in 2022 was early, being on the 14th September, due to the dry, warm growing conditions of the year. The grapes were direct pressed as whole bunches into a 11hl chestnut barrel where fermentation was spontaneously conducted by indigenous yeasts, without temperature control. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation. It remained on fine lees for 18 months before being bottled without fining or filtering in April 2024.

Vino di Anna Bianco 2019

Vino di Anna Bianco 2020

Pale lemon in colour, this wine has citrus aromas coupled with white peach and dried pear. It is dry, with high acidity, resulting in a taut and mineral palate. It has a fine, textural backbone which will develop with bottle age.

This wine is a blend of biodynamically grown white grapes, from contrada Nave, on the north-western side of Mt Etna and Carricante from contrada Caselle, on the eastern slopes of Mt Etna near Milo. The estate’s “Vigna Nave” is located between 1100 – 1200 metres of altitude, on the north-western side of Mt Etna, above the village of Maletto. Here the soils are sandy, volcanic, greyish in colour. The organically grown Carricante comes from the other side of the volcano, at 750 metres of altitude, where the soils are deep, dark grey/black volcanic sand.

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Both vineyards were hand harvested at the beginning of October 2020, and direct pressed, as whole bunches into a large, used wooden cask. Fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts without temperature control. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation. It remained on fine lees for 11 months before being bottled without fining or clarification.

Vino di Anna Bianco 2019

Vino di Anna Bianco 2019

Pale lemon in colour, this wine has citrus aromas coupled with green apple and white flowers.  It is dry, with high acidity, resulting in a taut and mineral palate.  It has a fine, textural backbone which will develop with bottle age.

This wine is a blend of organically grown, indigenous white grapes from Mt Etna; Grecanico, Catarratto, Minella Bianca and Carricante.  All of the grapes are grown at high altitude on old bush vines.  They were hand harvested, direct pressed, as whole bunches, and fermented together in a small stainless steel tank. Fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts without temperature control. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation.  It remained on fine lees for 8 months before being bottled without clarification and fining in June 2020.

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Vino di Anna Bianco 2018

Vino di Anna Bianco 2018

Pale lemon in colour, this wine has citrus, lime aromas with undertones of white flowers and white peach.  The palate is taut and mineral, with high acidity and a fine, textural backbone.

In 2015, Eric and Anna purchased a small vineyard at 1200 metres of altitude, planted solely to white grapes, in Contrada Nave, on the NW side of Mt Etna.  This wine is a blend of grapes from that high vineyard, fermented together with old bush vine Grecanico and Carricante sourced from their vineyards on the northern slopes of Mt Etna.  All the grapes were hand harvested and immediately whole bunched pressed into a 20hl used oak cask.  Fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts without temperature control. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation.  It remained on fine lees for 8 months in the 20hl oak cask before being bottled without clarification, fining.

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Vino di Anna Bianco 2014

Vino di Anna Bianco 2014

A field blend of Grecanico, Carricante and other indigenous white grape varieties, sourced from numerous old vineyards high on the north face of Mt Etna. A small amount of Malvasia from the island of Salina was also added this year for extra aromatics. The grapes were hand harvested and pressed immediately as whole bunches into stainless steel. Fermentation was spontaneous. The wine was left on light lees for 8 months prior to bottling in June. It was bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

Citrus, lime aromas with undertones of white flowers and white peach. A taut, fresh palate withmouthwatering acidity and minerality.

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Vino di Anna Bianco 2013

Vino di Anna Bianco 2013

A field blend of Grecanico, Carricante, Riesling, and other indigenous white grape varieties, sourced from numerous old vineyards high on the north face of Mt Etna. The grapes were hand harvested and pressed immediately. Fermentation was spontaneous. The wine was left on light lees for 10 months prior to bottling. It was bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

Attractive floral and citrus aromas are coupled with a refreshing acidity and salty, saline notes arising from the old volcanic soils.

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