Mid straw in colour, this wine has attractive white floral aromas coupled with citrus notes of lemon and lime. It is crisp and dry on the palate, with a fresh acidity, balanced by grapefruit flavours and an underlying salty, minerality.
Vino Di Anna, Palmento Bianco, Anna Martens, Etna
“Vino di Anna” is a small, family wine estate situated on the north face of Mt Etna, Sicily. Anna Martens and Eric Narioo have been making natural wines together on Mt Etna for more than 10 years. Today, with a team of young locals, they cultivate seven hectares of land biodynamically. The majority of the vineyards are old bush vines (60 – 100 years-old) of Nerello Mascalese interspersed with indigenous whites (Grecanico, Catarratto, Carricante). The unique luminosity of these mountainous vineyards and the variable, decomposed lava soils give the wines a distinct minerality and sapidity. Wines are made with minimal intervention, indigenous yeasts, no additives, no fining or filtering and little or no SO2. A variety of fermentation vessels are used; a traditional Etnean palmento, stainless steel, wood and qvevri.