Tornatore Etna Bianco Contrada Pietrarizzo 2021

Complexity and quality in a bottle
Carricante and Catarratto
  • $72.00

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Notes: Peach Grapefruit Chalk, Mineral

Body: Medium

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 13

Origin: Sicily, Italy

Maker: Cantine Tornatore


  • Carricante
  • Catarratto


Awards: >90

Decanting: No

Asian Food Pairing: Fish stir fry, Hokkien Mee, Teppanyaki chicken

Western Food Pairing: Grilled chicken, cod puttanesca with spinach and spaghetti, salmon and broccoli quiche


 Tornatore Etna Bianco Contrada Pietrarizzo 2021

Tornatore Etna Bianco Contrada Pietrarizzo has a rich and pleasant nose of grapefruit and white peaches. The aromas follow through to a savoury, fresh and fruit medium-bodied palate. The freshness and flavour of the wine is beautifully complemented by an extraordinary minerality and light sweetness on the finish. 

Fun Fact: Since the last century, the natives consider the Pietrarizzo district to be one of the finest crus.

Carricante and a small percentage of Catarratto. The grapes come from Tornatore's vineyards in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the northern side of Mount Etna. The vines are arranged in terraces, growing in deep and very fertile volcanic soils. The climate is characterised by mild temperatures, reflecting the influence of the mountain reliefs from that side (Nebrodi). The result is a late maturing environment and the predominant altitude promotes strong thermal excursions.

Manual harvesting of the grapes in small crates. The fruit is quickly brought to the winery where they go through manual selection on a belt conveyor. Destemming and slight crushing of the fruit before they are sent to the vertical press for gentle pressing. Clarification of the must at low temperatures, then it is left to ferment at 15–16°C in wooden barrels of 50 hectoliters. After fermentation, the wine rests on lees for 5 months before bottling and bottle ageing for 3 months.


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