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 lean to mid-weight sparkler from the deep south of Italy. The wine opens to a pretty golden color and delivers aromas of peach, honey and freshly baked Sicilian bread with sesame seeds embedded in the crust. You also get a slight herbal note of aniseed on the finish. The results are delicious.
Score: 92+ points -- Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, 2019