Firriato Le Sabbie dell’Etna Bianco 2019

Firriato Le Sabbie dell’Etna Bianco 2019

  • Carricante, Catarratto
  • Italy, 750ml

Clear straw yellow with greenish shades. On the nose, powerful with distinct hints of yellow flowers like mimosa and broom exalting fruity aromas of white peaches and ripe pears. It is a wine of great breadth; the taste is full and rich in texture with a lingering saltiness. Its lasting freshness and fragrance fill the mouth creating a unique experience that only the varietal vocation of its blend can give.

  • Winery: Firriato
  • Varietal: Carricante & Catarratto
  • Region: Sicily, Italy
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Other: Contains sulphites
  • Food pairing: Fish & seafood; white meat; grilled vegetables; soft goat cheese

This wine is a lively example of white wine produced on Mount Etna thanks to the sensations it gives to the mouth and nose with deep outstanding breadth complexity. Its sweeping sapidity affords an enthralling and modern freshness. A magnificent fruit of wine-making on Mount Etna.

"We are in the province of Trapani, one of the most magical parts of the wine region of Sicily, where centuries of vine growing have given this area a natural ability to produce wines with a strong sense of identity. It was the start of the eighties when Salvatore Di Gaetano, a businessman with a passion for his homeland, saw the right elements in this picture-postcard landscape to bear the fruit of his freely declared passion: high-quality wine. Firriato is the crowning achievement of this dream, a company that in three decades has become one of the biggest production companies in Sicily, a reference for Made in Italy excellence acknowledged all over the world. Right from the onset, Salvatore Di Gaetano has gambled on the oenological potential of traditional vines. Nero d’Avola, Perricone and Nerello Mascalese, but also Zibibbo, Grillo and Catarratto, with Firriato have all become wines that have crossed the oceans, reaching far away cities and entering into the heart of enthusiastic wine lovers. Harmonium, Ribeca and Santagostino are wines that have made the company famous, along with its lead players. Wines of the utmost prestige, bearing witness to a production style capable of giving due value to wines produced in Sicily. Harvest after harvest, Firriato has implemented a modern wine making plan based on viticulture that enhances and valorises the varietal features of every vine planted. A production philosophy that in just a few years has become the unmistakable mark of a style that has led to the production of wines with a strong sense of identity. They are recognisable right from the first sip, have been awarded accolades from critics and are enjoyed by wine lovers all over the world. Over the years, the challenge became even more exciting when the company set itself the goal of presenting new wines that are a perfect reflection of Sicily. The original production area in the countryside of Trapani was increased, investing in Etna and the Aegadian Islands. The new estates, Cavanera on the volcano and Calamoni on Favignana, have enabled Firriato to present itself to the world with a complexity of soil and climate conditions that only Sicily manages to encompass in one large land bathed in sunlight."

  • 91/100 Points - James Suckling
  • 90/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast
  • 87/100 Points - Wine Spectator
  • 92/100 Points - International Wine Report (2018 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points - James Suckling (2018 vintage)
  • 88/100 Points - Decanter Awards (2018 vintage)
  • 89/100 Points - Falstaff (2018 vintage)
  • 88/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)
  • 92/100 Points - International Wine Report (2017 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points - James Suckling (2017 vintage)
  • 89/100 Points - Wine Spectator (2017 vintage)
  • 87/100 Points - Robert Parker (2017 vintage)

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