Cottanera Etna Bianco 2018
Our Etna Bianco is straw coloured. On the nose has citrus notes of lemon and cedar mixed with orange blossom and jasmine. On the palate it is full bodied but well supported by the acidity that gives the tasting a rare persistent freshness.
The Cambria family's passion and expertise are especially evident even in an entry-level white such as this. The 2018 Etna Bianco (with 44,000 bottles made) is a refreshingly fragrant and zesty wine with citrusy aromas of bergamot and lemon blossom followed by white peach. The wine is tonic, fresh and easy-drinking. Cottanera also makes a more structured, single-vineyard expression of Carricante from the Contrada Calderara, but I already reviewed the current 2016 vintage of that wine last year.