This Sicilian Carricante was grown on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. It offers all the charms of this native grape: ripe white orchard fruits, a slight brininess, firm minerality, resinous herbs, and a languid finish. The mid-body has soft acidity, but the finish gets a crackly kick from salt.
It serves as a good counterpoint to rich Mediterranean seafood; try shrimp, swordfish, seared tuna, or amberjack. Also excellent with vegetable-centric Sicilian cuisine, like Pasta alla Norma, eggplant parmesan, and caponata—the acid will be balancing, and the fruit and freshness will be cleansing. Or serve it with a simpler pasta tossed with light meat plus something wise like parmesan, olives, or anchovies.
12% abv | $20 (sample) Imported by Dalla Terra