2020 Vigneti Vecchio Bianco Sciare Vive

Sicily, Italy

Textural, native Sicilian white which delivers grace and brawn all at once.


Really like this. Pretty wild, but very good.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

A native Sicilian, this Carricante from the slopes of Mount Etna shows just how serious Sicilian whites can be.

Textural but bright. Rich but fresh. Fun but worth a closer look. It's got a bit of a wild streak, a little edge, filled with personality and charm.

If you're looking to up your Southern Italian wine game this is a great place to start.

About Vigneti Vecchio

Whilst the vineyards have been in the family for decades it's only relatively recently that Carmelo Vecchio started taking care of them himself.

Their wines are made in minute quantities, straight out of Carmelo's garage and lose absolutely nothing for the lack of bells and whistles. He has an appreciation for ancient practices used in the area and incorporates them into his winemaking.

As artisan as they come. Explosively good like, um, the volcano.

Picturesque Mount Etna
Picturesque Mount Etna
Etna, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

3 day skin maceration in stainless steel tank. Must is pressed, then primary & malolactic fermentation in 500L oak barrels. Aged 7 months in 500L oak barrels on lees. Racked off lees into stainless steel tank 1 month before bottling. Vines planted between 1,600 - 2,800 feet above seal level.

Blend : Carricante (90%), Indigenous varieties (10% - Minnella, Inzolia, Grecancico, Catarratto)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Plump grapes in the Vigneti Vecchio vineyard
Plump grapes in the Vigneti Vecchio vineyard
Etna, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Tangerine, dried herbs, dried flowers, a little honey, smoke and spice. It’s savoury, with distinct umami flavors, but kind of juicy too, grippy, pear skin texture, stony and slightly gingery to close, with a hay-like flavour and rustic charm. Really like this. Pretty wild, but very good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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