Tenuta Aglaea Bianco Siciliano 2016

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney

Contrada di Santo Spirito Area: Etna, Sicily
Variety/ies: Catarratto, Carricante, Inzolia, Minella, Greganico
Tenuta Aglaea farm a handful of the greatest sites on the side of Mt Etna. While the red Nerello Mascalese is their main focus, they make a tiny amount of white wine from the fabled Contrada di Santo Spirito approximately 800 metres above sea level. The wine is a field blend of Catarratto, Carricante, Inzolia, Minella, Greganico. It combines the race and energy of the Carricante and layers in texture in the mid palate via the other varieties before cleaning up on the back end. The touchstone here is citrus, slaine and mineral. It's hard to stop dirnking and is perfect with a plate of seafood or fatty salami. PWS

It’s not a flavoursome wine, as such, it’s more about the chalky and flinty feels, freshness and vibrancy – more to texture and extreme drinkability over that. You could say it’s like barely ripe pineapple and lemon water, perhaps some raw almond and green apple, but the purity and racy crunch is just so mouth-watering and delicious, it’s hard to stop guzzling it. Finish is briny, dry and pretty long. It’s a wonderful thing.  GARY WALSH, The Wine Front 2018