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WTN: Two Etna Biancos...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Tue May 01, 2018 10:28 am

Inspired by Asimov's article and the release by KevinHarvey of the Rhys Carricante; I tried last night:
1. Murgo DOC: EtnaBianco (12.5%; 70% Carricante/30% Catarratto; NorthBerkeleyImports; www.Murgo.It) Emanuele Scammacca/Santa Venerina 2016: Light gold color w/ slight dissolved CO2; strong fragrant apple blossom/floral/mango some stony/mineral/saline/chalky attractive nose; rather soft/fat light floral/apple blossom bit prickly/CO2 some stony/chalky/saline bit simple flavor; short soft/fat nbit watery light stony/chalky light floral/apple blossom somewhat watery/vapid finish; a fairly attractive nose but hardly any impact on the palate; pleasant but just that; rather watery/vapid. $18.00 (KK)
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2. Graci DOC: Etna Bianco (12.5%; 70% Carricante/30% Catarratto; www.Graci.Eu; MassanoisImports) Passopisciarol Castiglione di Sicilia 2016: Med.gold color; quite fragrant pear/apple/floral slight herbal/thyme light stony/saline rather attractive nose; fairly tart/tangy some rich/lush quite apple/pear/quince/floral slight metallic/stony/chalky quite attractive flavor; very long rather tart/tangy rich/lush/textured very apple/pear/quince some stony/saline mouth-quencing slight metallic/stony finish; much more character & interest than the Murgo; a quite savory/saline interesting Bianco. $27.50 (KK)
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. The Graci was one of the three Asimov suggested to try. My take on it seemed rather similar to his. Not sure Carricante is the next big thing in my wine world but I'll try a few more afore tossing the variety into my dustbin of history.
Tom

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