2016 Etna Bianco, Giovanni Rosso, Sicily, Italy

2016 Etna Bianco, Giovanni Rosso, Sicily, Italy

Product: 20161544118
2016 Etna Bianco, Giovanni Rosso, Sicily, Italy

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This is the first release of famed Barolo producer Davide Rosso’s Etna Bianco, made with fruit grown on the lava-baked slopes of Mount Etna. It offers an expressive and attractive nose of green mango, ginger, lemon pith, with macchia herbs and white flowers. The palate is full and intense, pure citrus with fresh almond and camomile tea. Ripe-fruit charm is cut by intense minerality and volcanic salinity which draws the palate to a mouth-watering crescendo. Delicious now, this has a bright future; drink now to 2025.

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Giovanni Rosso, Piedmont

Giovanni Rosso, Piedmont

Giovanni Rosso is a small, family-owned estate in Barolo. The Rosso family has been growing grapes in Serralunga d’Alba since the 1890s, but it was only Giovanni who started bottling wine in the late 1990s.

His son Davide, returning from apprenticeships abroad – including at Grivot and Denis Mortet in Burgundy, took over the winemaking in the early 2000s. Since then, he has rightly gained a reputation as one of the region’s finest Nebbiolo winemakers.

He may not have the name or history of some of his famous neighbours, but as a result he’s even more driven to prove himself. His range of unparalleled Serralunga Baroli are traditionally and expertly made in his new winery, using a mixture of stainless steel, cement and specially crafted French oak botti from the Fontainebleau forest. Viticulture is essentially organic, although chemicals are used if absolutely necessary.

The small number of bottles he makes from the family’s vines in the legendary Vigna Rionda vineyard are some of the most sought-after in the whole region. Recent replanting on the site has only added to the quality, showing its potential.

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