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Etna Bianco (Italy)

Etna Bianco is a white wine from Sicily in Italy.

Etna is a DOC for wines from the Etna Region in Italy.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Orange
Orange
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple

Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Mint
Mint
Minerals
Flint

Etna Bianco can be described as a Riesling look-alike.

Citrus (from Racy Lemon to Orange or Grapefruit), Green Apple and Flowers (Orange Flower/Chamomile) are typical Carricante flavors, along with cool Herbal notes (Mint/Aniseed), and pure Minerals.

Profile

Etna Bianco wines are typically medium in structure, with fresh acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Salads
Salads
Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Rice

Seafood
Seafood
Fish
Tuna
Sushi
Sushi
Chicken
Chicken

Etna Bianco is very versatile. It pairs well with Fish and Seafood, white Meat, Grilled Vegetables, and soft Goat Cheese.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Olives. Olive Oil.
Salads. Caper Salad.
Grilled Vegetables. Vegetable Pie.
Fish. Fish Stew. Sardines.
Grilled white Fish with Lemon.
Seafood. Chili Prawns. Scallops.
Pasta. Seafood Spaghetti.
Rice. Risotto with Vegetables.
Salmon. Raw Fish. Sushi. Sashimi.
Mediterranean Fish. Swardfish. Tuna.
White Meat. Chicken Salad.

Cheese:
Soft Goat Cheese.
Sweet Gorgonzola.

Sicilian Specialities:
Pasta Chî Sàrdi (Pasta with Sardines).
Sarde a Beccafico (Stuffed Sardines).
Lasagne di Pesce (Seafood Lasagna).
Insalata di Tonno e Capperi (Tuna and Capers).
Lamb Spezzatino (Stew) With Saffron and Mint.

If You Like Etna Bianco

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Soave (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Etna DOC

Etna DOC is a wine region on the north, east, and south hills of Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe.

The region was established in 1968:

Etna DOC Bianco:
Minimum 60% Carricante. Max 40% Catarratto (max 40%). Up to 15% Minella or Trebbiano.

Etna DOC Bianco Superiore:
Minimum 80% Carricante. Max 20% Catarratto, Trebbiano, or Minella. Grapes must be exclusively from the Milo area.

Etna DOC Rosso:
Minimum 80% Nerello Mascalese. Max 20% Nerello Cappuccio. Up to 10% other Sicilian grapes.

Etna DOC Rosso Riserva:
Minimum 80% Nerello Mascalese. Max 20% Nerello Cappuccio. Up to 10% other Sicilian grapes. Minimum 4 years aging, with minimum one year in barrel.

Etna DOC Rosato:
Minimum 80% Nerello Mascalese. Max 20% Nerello Cappuccio. Up to 10% other grapes, including white.

Etna DOC Spumante:
Minimum 60% Nerello Mascalese. Max 40% of other Sicilian varieties.

Etna D.O.C. territory is closely tied to the biggest active volcano in Europe - Etna. Much of it is covered with crops and natural vegetation. Among the cultivated species the grape vine has always played a major role.

Etna DOC

Sicilia (Sicily)

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. The capital is Palermo.

It is known for old ruins, sandy beaches, seafood, and the Marsala dessert wine.

Sicily is also well respected for the dry wines of Etna and Vittoria.

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