2017 Contrada Villagrande, Etna Bianco Superiore, Barone di Villagrande, Sicily

More shy on the nose, but on the palate there’s incredible depth and intensity. Really powerful and grippy, very wild, with notes of orange, peaches and apricots, and such a mineral undercurrent. The best of Etna.

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£36.28
Case, 6 Bottles
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£217.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2028
  • Colour
    White
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata
2017 Contrada Villagrande, Etna Bianco Superiore, Barone di Villagrande, Sicily
Barone di Villagrande

Situated to the east of Mount Etna, the Nicolosi family have farmed these lands since the 17th century, with Don Carmelo Nicolosi named Baron of Villagrande by Emperor Charles VI of Augsburg in 1727. So they’ve been making Etna wines since long before it became cool. And when Etna was made a DOC in 1968, descendant Carlo Nicolosi Asmundo was key in seeing it through. This is as historic as Etna gets. Now it’s Marco at the helm, and the wines are some of the most complex, charming and expressive wines from anywhere in Italy.

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