2019 Passopisciaro Contrada PC Bianco (Chardonnay)

An Etna Chardonnay with a great balance between linear acidity fresh fruit characters.

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A newer offering from Passopisciaro, this is a Cru Chardonnay from a minute parcel of vines, planted on small and challenging terraces between 870 and 950m, where growth is naturally limited and the maturation very particular and complex.

The development of a Cru Chardonnay wine is the direct result of their evolving knowledge of their white vines, as well the vines reaching a level of maturity to demand a premium release.

Rich and fresh at the same time, offering notes of crushed smoky nuts, a touch of creamy honey evolving into ripe yellow fruit and florals. Concentrated and persistent, the wine melts away, with infinite length.

Chardonnay is destemmed and cold soaked for 12 hours, then pressed and fermented inside large neutral oak barrels of no more than 20HL.

Natural MLF follows in barrel, after which it is racked off of the gross lees and back into the same large oak barrels. To emphasize the characteristics of this wine, special attention is paid to the lees; CONTRADA PC remains in contact with the fine less for at least 6 months to enrich the wine and underscore its unique potential. Fining and bottling follow the cycles of the waning moon, in June and July respectively; the wine is not filtered. It spends an additional year in the bottle to arrive at its full potential and richness.


17 Points - "Intense straw yellow. Like the Passobianco but amplified and fortified with elegant oak notes. Peach and orange on the palate with the oak supporting the fruit. Concentrated and, at the same time, displaying a certain coolness." 17+ points Walter Speller (Jancis Robinson)

94 Points - "I'm never quite sure about Chardonnay and Sicily, but obviously some places are better than others for it. I like this wine better than the 2018. Golden colour. Peach and citrus, aniseed, wheat. Offers some bran-like and buttered hazelnut flavours, but pulls tight in the acid department. Very attractive dusty sort of volcanic thing going on too. A kiss of spicy oak. Good length. Different, but very good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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