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Etna

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The vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano, produce some of the most exciting wines on the market today. The volcanic soils and extreme climate translate into aromas and tasted that speak of the place the grapes were grown, so as you peer over the rim of your glass you can imagine that you are peering down into Etna's crater.

Planeta 2016 Etna Bianco 750ml

$43.39

Here's a wine that demonstrates the extreme versatility of Etna's Carricante grape. From lower-altitude vineyard sites where the grape tends to show softer and rounder fruit aromas, the 2016 Sicilia Spumante Bianco Metodo Classico Carricante Brut is a...

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Benanti 2017 Etna Bianco 750ml

$53.83

The 2017 Etna Bianco is a delicately perfumed and veiled expression of Carricante with soft mineral notes, white flower and easy peach or nectarine aromas. However, the true protagonist here are those carefully measured volcanic tones of ash and smoke...

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Benanti 2017 Etna Rosso 750ml

$52.08

The 2017 Etna Rosso (made with 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio) offers a very smoky and ashy bouquet that tells you, without any doubt, that this is a wine from the mighty Etna volcano. Rose petal and light berry aromas blur and soften...

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