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ETNA BIANCO 2018 DOC
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TORNATORE
One of 103 items (68% of 152 releases) not presented for evaluation under new LCBO policies. A sample was provided by the agent for assessment. Here is my note: Very bright medium straw colour. Spicy, gently honeyed, faintly floral, intense, fruit-driven, ripe, apple-pear-melon nose with lots of mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied, very well structured, quite spicy, faintly floral, intense, ripe lemon-melon-apple-pear flavours with a wonderful, long, lingering, bright, fresh, harmonious, mineral-driven finish. Unoaked and aged 3 months on the lees and 4-6 months stainless steel and cement tanks. This seductive 100% Carricante has 12.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number LTB1804219 on the back label. The versatile, memorable Mount Etna white is a must try, especially with seafood. The recommended best buy 2016 (**+) was released on September 1, 2018 at $22.95. CSPC 577676
Type White Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Rating ***(91 points)
Spicy, Ripe, Complex, Mineral-Driven
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Made from 100% Carricante, with fine balance between minerality and fruit and hints of sweetness; full of white peaches, balsamic herbs and a refreshing citrus finale. A nicely direct wine. Drinking Window: 2019-2024. Score - 91 (decanter.com, April 1, 2019) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 14, 2019
Cases bought 250 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - NOT PRESENTED   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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