Buscemi ‘il Bianco’ 2017
With only 300 bottles produced in this inaugural 2017 vintage, Il Bianco is produced with 30% Grecanico and 70% Carricante. The latter is the noble white grape of Mt. Etna, while the former is exceptionally rare for the area. Grapes in the 3,215 meter-above-sea-level vineyard are handpicked. Vinified at the Graci cantina, Il Bianco sees stainless steel for the fermentation and used tonneaux for aging.
Fragrant and expressive, bright lemon pith is encompassed by slightly smoky, steely notes, complemented by the rotundity of Grecanico.