“Sant’Andrea” Carricante Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

    Pietradolce | Sicily
    Flora Faro s.s. di Michele e Mario Faro | SP 117 N. 56 | IT 95018 Riposto

    "Sant'Andrea" Carricante Terre Siciliane IGT 2016

    The Carricante grapes of this extremely rare Etna Bianco come from vine blue resistant (pre-phylloxera) vines of a single vineyard of the Etna East slope from 800m altitude. Only one oak barrel is filled each year, the result is less than 2,000 bottles per vintage.

    Rich golden yellow with amber accents. Complex and well structured scent of herbs, yellow fruits and flint. In the mouth an indescribable depth with a salty note, fresh fruit and a mineral persistence. In the finale firm and precise, the tension bow is perfectly worked and the long lasting impression is unique! SUPERIORE.DE

    "Luminous orange-tinged pink. Perfumed floral nuances complicate strawberry and orange liqueur aromas. Then similar flavors to the aromas in the mouth, characterized by a strong spicy gingery note. Finishes long and dense; this powerful wine is not shy in the flavor or alcohol department (14%) but has a slow-building quality that is very likeable. Made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grown at 700 meters above sea level." Jancis Robinson

    "A pure expression of Carricante from pre-Phylloxera vines (with a precious 1,800 bottles made), the 2016 Sant'Andrea displays the depth and structural firmness this Sicilian grape is capable of producing when given time to evolve in the bottle (over 18 months, in this case). Extended skin maceration (with up to ten months of skin contact) adds to the incredible intensity and generous volume of the wine. It opens to an off-gold color and a robust texture that underscores the snappy crunchiness of the grape skins and the fullness of its vinous texture. This grape is not naturally associated with thickness or power, but both are elegantly achieved here. This is a beautifully assembled and contemplated wine that seeks to raise the bar for Etna's versatile Carricante." Robert Parker

    79,50 €

    19220316 · 0,75 l · 106,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

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    Product Details
    • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
    • Cultivation: au naturel
    • Expansion: 10/6 months tonneau/stainless steel
    • Development: wooden barrel
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2026+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Elegant / mineral
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Seafood/Shellfish
    • Grilled/Fried Fish
    • Poached Fish
    • Asparagus
    stored air-conditioned
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