Tascante buonora

Carricante, "Buonora" 2014

Tascante

Historically a grape used for its acidity and its productivity, Carricante is now probably one of the most interesting and multi-faceted varieties cultivated today. Minerality, sulphurous notes, hints of hydrocarbons, even in young vintages. It is an expression of the verticality of the wines of the Volcano. Buonora means "early," and is a wine that reflects the nature of the territory from which it comes, Mount Etna.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicily
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
White
Grape:
100% Carricante
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
Stainless steel tanks (4 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
None
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
12
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
2900

Reviews

  • "89-91 points. The 2014 Sicilia Carricante Buonora is shaping up very nicely. This white wine made with Carricante opens to floral and tropical fruit aromas that recall Viognier, Sauvignon or another semi aromatic variety. Its appearance is transparent and light with luminous golden rays. The bouquet is very expressive with honeysuckle, violets, papaya and mango. Crisp mineral definition keeps the wine focused and on track. In a blind tasting, you could mistake this white as a cool climate wine from Alto Adige or somewhere else very far away from Sicily." (Wine Advocate)
  • "88 points. This is crisp and stony, a light-bodied white with creamy pear, pickled ginger and orchard blossom notes. Zesty finish. Drink now through 2019. 2,900 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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