2017 Terre Nere Etna Bianco

Share on Facebook

I first made this wine in 2005. I wanted to remove that more or less 5% of white grapes that the local vignerons used to mingle with their red ones, in order to make my Etna Rosso from red grapes alone. The white grapes were a mumbo-jumbo of local varieties: Carricante, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia and Minnella. So that’s what my Etna Bianco was: a field blend of all the above, with Carricante dominating the blend with roughly 65%. And that’s what it still is. All from old vines. And, somehow, it works. A perfectly lovely wine. With the effortless uplift of a dancer, it allows me to let it go freely through life, malo included, without it ever losing its bright demeanor and lively step. Deviously drinkable, still it always clings, leaving one wondering how it delights and where do the goodies come from. In aging, the noblesse of the Etna and its remarkable terroir emerge. And the loveliness turns thoughtful and deepens, still graceful, never redundant. Fish, meat or fowl, all are fine, if very gently cooked. It loves seafood, particularly over pasta: after all, it is Sicilian.


  • List Price: $26.50

Not in Store: Available in 5 - 7 days

add to cart

Share on Facebook

continue shopping

Cart Summary

Your shopping cart is empty!

Wine Watch Events

Bodegas Numanthia Wine Tasting with Special Guest Winemaker Jesus Jimenez

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

You give the appearance Of one widely travelled I'll bet you've seen Things in your time So sit do...

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Wine Tasting with Special Guest Winemaker Marcus Notaro

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

  “Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour.” Anthony Trollope   ...

Wine Bar is Open for Regular Service

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

This Week’s Wine Bar Menu White Truffle Oil & Parmesan Dusted Shoestring Fries $18 Sh...

Ribera Del Douro Spanish Wine Tasting Featuring: Bodegas Pesquera, Condado De Haza and Alenza

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

  "If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life." - Si...

Wine Bar is Open for Regular Service

Fri, Feb 21, 2020

This Week’s Wine Bar Menu White Truffle Oil & Parmesan Dusted Shoestring Fries $18 Sh...

A few of my favorite things - Champagne, Pomerol and Barolo!

Fri, Feb 21, 2020

I often get asked what my favorite wine is and this question is hard to answer as I love a lot of different wines but if ...

Wine Bar is Open for Regular Service

Sat, Feb 22, 2020

This Week’s Wine Bar Menu White Truffle Oil & Parmesan Dusted Shoestring Fries $18 Sh...

Vintage Burgundy - if it was my last drink these wines would be on the list!!

Sat, Feb 22, 2020

  "Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn a...

Mike Etzel Winemaker for Beaux Freres Winery will be here!

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

  "To make a great wine one needs a madman to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid p...

Wine Watch Wine Bar is Closed for a Private event

Fri, Feb 28, 2020

wine bar closed private event