BIANCO DI SEI ETNA BIANCO
2018 BIANCO DI SEI Etna Bianco Palmento Costanzo
Almond shells, with a neutral, restrained, chalky character. Liquid stones on the palate. Closed and tense. Decent length though. Drinking range: 2023 - 2028 Rating: 16+ Tim Jackson MW, www.jancisrobinson.com (Apr 2020)
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Waxy lemons and lime cordial here give way to nutmeg and nougat. Full-bodied and dense with lots of ripe yet quite edgy pineapple and oranges. A flavorful, muscular white. Drink now. Rating: 91 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Nov 2019)
A property of 14 hectares in Contrada Santo Spirito, Passopisciaro, on the northern slopes of Etna. 10 hectares are planted with vines on walled terraces on volcanic rocks between 600-800 metres altitude. The Costanzos came here in 2011 - they are from Catania - and meticulously restored the palmento (the word for the olive millstone which gave the farm its name). The vineyards are planted employing the ‘gobelet' method and farmed organically. The 2017’s are certified organic. This is an amazing new project which has been given all the investment and attention it needed to make great wines from the outset.
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