2020 Girolamo Russo Etna Bianco Nerina

Mount Etna, Italy

A beautiful and ripe white wine made from Sicily's native grape varieties, featuring Carricante and Catarratto.


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Categories: World of Wine

About the Wine

You can't really blame us for getting excited about Etna wines when we keep on seeing wines of this quality and interest - time and time again - coming from those volcanic slopes. This is made predominately from Carricante, with 25% made up from other Sicilian native grapes (Catarratto, Inzolia, Grecanico, Minnella and Coda di Volpe).

There is something magical happening here. It instantly transports you into an Italian fruit orchard, with aromas of ripe oranges and citrus leaves, honey water, ginger and dried flowers. There is a pleasant bucolic vibe here. The palate is rich and ripe, with a plump texture and a lean acid, undercut but a savoury minerality. Oooh, it's good. This is very dolce vita.

About Girolamo Russo

Based on the north-face of Mt Etna, Giuseppe Russo tends to his century-old vineyard around the village of Passopisciaro with organic viticulture.

A former classical pianist, Giuseppe founded (and named) his estate in the memory of his late father Girolamo in in 2005.

The vineyards are planted high on lava flows of one of the world's most active volcanos; with mineral rich soils, juxtaposed with an arid, dry climate. As such, the wines of Etna showcase exceptional minerality, as the grapes grown here truly highlight the unique topography of the soils.

Each parcel of fruit is vinified individually, creating unique wines, each of which is a true representation of its origins.

Free-standing Nerello Mascalese bush-vines
Free-standing Nerello Mascalese bush-vines
Sicily, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

A fine and elegant bouquet where the typical citrus and floral notes stand out, with light spicy hints. Fresh, savoury in which the acid component balances the alcohol component and makes the wine persistent, long and extremely mineral.

Blend : Carricante (75%), other indigenous grapes (25%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Giuseppe Russo
Giuseppe Russo
Mount Etna, Sicily

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