2017 Benanti Pietra Marina Bianco Superiore

All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
$ 132.00
We currently have 6 in stock.
$ 132.00

From 80-year-old vines, Pietra Marina showcases Carricante at its most structured and age-worthy. While salinity is a hallmark of this grape variety, Pietra Marina's defining element is a tightly wrapped core of citrus, orange peel, and almond. In the end, the vein of minerality and grip appropriately rank this benchmark bottling among top Chablis and Burgundy. 

Tasting Note:

"The 2017 Etna Bianco Superiore Pietra Marina makes itself known with a beguiling bouquet that blends crushed oyster shells with rosemary, young apricot and hints of smoke. It's deeply textural and elegant in feel, with ripe pit fruits that cascade across a core of zesty acids, as nuances of green citrus pinch at the cheeks. This leaves the palate buzzing with residual energy; fresh melon tones linger and are framed by a coating of salty minerality. While the 2017 shows a bit of extra ripeness from the warm vintage, it does so in such a seductive and balanced way. This is top-shelf Etna Bianco by every scope of the imagination."

— Eric Guido, Vinous (June 2022)

Product Details
Price Range $100-$200
Wine Type White
Grape Variety Carricante
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Appellation Etna
Vintage 2017
Bottle Size 750ml