Emilio Sciacca, 'Biancopiglio' Etna Bianco 2019
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Emilio Sciacca, 'Biancopiglio' Etna Bianco 2019

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Acid

Body

Minerality

Emilio Sciacca, a self-described "eclectic entrepreneur," first fell in love with the wines of Etna while working in his first career as a tourist guide in the Catania area. While showing his island to visitors, he developed a special appreciation for the magic of Mount Etna, and in the 2010s purchased a historic country estate with inspiring views of the mountain. His goal in winemaking became to "respect nature from vineyard to bottle."

His 2019 "Biancopiglio" is a skin contact co-ferment of Carricante, Cataratto, Grecanico and Coda di Volpe. As of 2/7/24 tasting, it shows intriguing and delicious, classic oxidative flavors of toasted caramel, butterscotch, roasted walnuts and orange peel. Its soft, round texture contributes to a full body, which is well balanced by bright, juicy acidity.

 

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Etna Bianco
Region
Sicily
Varieties
Carricante, Cataratto, Grecanico, Coda di Volpe
Farming
Organic
Soil
Volcanic sand
Winemaking
Native grapes Carricante, Cataratto, Grecanico and Coda di Volpe undergo a period of skin contact during co-fermentation. Aging is in tank to preserve varietal characteristics and freshness.