Sicily’s Grand Cru White Wine
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Sicily’s Grand Cru White Wine
Bottle Aged Perfection

Benanti’s famed PietraMarina is Carricante grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, these 80 plus year old vines continue to produce one of the most complex and age-worthy whites in all of Europe. 

The wine is super distinctive and unique. The island's feel of warmth and perfumed aromatics leap from the glass with intense fruit that ranges from citrus to green pear and apple. The mineral characteristics of the wine are not shy and are impossible to miss. The texture is amazing with a mouthfeel that is full and racy at the same time. There is a vein of salinity in the wine that compels you to take another sip. 

That’s the wine in its youth and as it ages it becomes one of the most complex and layered whites you will encounter. Many equate the complexity and depth of PietraMarina to great old dry Riesling, while others like the comparison to old school white Burgundy or northern Rhone. 

The point is this wine ages and becomes one of the most unique and complex whites in all of Italy. 

The 2018 vintage is a stunningly youthful example that is beginning to put on that extra bottle complexity and aromatic nuances. It’s hard to imagine that while most of the white wine producers around the globe are beginning to offer their 2022 vintage, we have this rare opportunity to secure one of the great legendary white wines of the world with four more years of age. This is going to be a real treat for this spring!

Cheers,
Jeremy

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Benanti - Contrada Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso 2021 (750)
Benanti - Contrada Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso 2021 (750ml)
Red Wine 
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91

From vines located at 670 metres above sea level in Randazzo on Etna's north side this is earthy and juicy with plenty of wood and chocolate. Red and black fruits mingle with undergrowth for a very savoury expression coupled... Read More

 
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Benanti - Contrada Cavaliere Etna Rosso 2021 (750)
Benanti - Contrada Cavaliere Etna Rosso 2021 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
94+

The Benanti 2021 Etna Rosso Contrada Cavaliere is punchy and bright with lots of primary fruit that recalls raspberry and redcurrant with a hint of white pepper. This vintage delivers a very clean and immediate quality of fruit... Read More

 
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Benanti - Contrada Monteserra Etna Rosso 2020 (750)
Benanti - Contrada Monteserra Etna Rosso 2020 (750ml)
Red Wine 
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95

28 Jul 2022 – This has aromas of cherry stones slate pine cones lemon peel and oyster shells. Tightly knit firm tannins here framing a wild and racy core of citrus herbs and berries. Long and refined. Nerello mascalese. Try... Read More

 
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Benanti - Rovitello Etna Rosso Riserva 2016 (750)
Benanti - Rovitello Etna Rosso Riserva 2016 (750ml)
Red Wine 
V
91+

The 2016 Etna Rosso Rovittello Particella No. 341 Riserva opens slowly in the glass at first backward dusty and dark with only nuances of dried roses to be found. Swirling adds further hints of red currant shaved cedar and sage... Read More

 
Current price:  $114.00
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Benanti - Serra Della Contessa Etna Rosso Riserva 2016 (750)
Benanti - Serra Della Contessa Etna Rosso Riserva 2016 (750ml)
Red Wine 
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95

The 2016 Etna Rosso Serra della Contessa Particella No. 587 Riserva is dark and savory in the glass grumbling up with notes of crushed rocks and ash that evolve further to reveal musky black currants hints of licorice and dried... Read More

 
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