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

Giovanni Rosso

Davide Rosso took over from his father, Giovanni, in the early 2000s. He has since risen quickly in reputation as one of the region’s greatest producers, with some of the most desirable vineyards in Barolo, showcasing the vivid terroir of his beloved hometown. The steep spine of Serralunga d’Alba creates wines of authority, power and raw minerality, which need a careful hand to reveal their intricacies. Davide’s Barolo di Commune di Serralunga d’Alba gives us a wide-angle view of this calcareous terroir and gleaming 2018 vintage personality. But it is his range of single vineyards that demonstrates his sensitivity and skill; his pride for Serralunga d’Alba only magnifies the details of these crus, resulting in wines of rare class and sophistication.  

The magnificent white soils of Serralunga d’Alba enhance this remarkable release. The 2018 vintage did not have the extreme weather of 2017, and the wines are finer, calmer and more expressive because of it. Water, sun and temperate aligned, enabling Davide and winemaker Andrea to create wines with perfume, pleasure and physical presence. The wines are composed with the typical austerity we know from Serralunga, woven with the silkiness of tannins. Davide’s Vigna Rionda vineyard is one of the most sought-after in the region, and has become a trophy for many collectors. But in 2018, his Serra and Cerretta crus both yielded exceptional wines of brightness and charm, brimming with Serralunga’s enduring mineral tension. 

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