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).
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
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.