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||93 Pts James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com||Size:||750ML
93 Pts James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Exciting aromas of dried fruit such as pineapple and apple with hints of basalt. Full body plus lots of fruit and a tangy, intense finish. Wonderful white from Carricante. Drink now." (08/13)
"Since 2005, Sicilian Alberto Aiello Graci, aided by his sister Elena and mother Maria Adelaide, has been making refined and true Etna Rosso and Etna Bianco wines from 19 ha of fruit grown on the still trembling Monte Etna. The wines are traditionally made without temperature control, employing large oak and, where possible, wild yeast to bring out the full expression of the land. Only very limited quantities of this inaugural, single vineyard (Contrada Arcuria) white were produced, from 1.5ha of Carricante vines grown on the sooty black lava soils at between 600-660 metres on Monte Etna in Sicily. Being such a cool, breezy site, Alberto harvests this crop late. Vinified in mostly cement and some old tonneaux. Crus introduced in 2011. Well made with lots of fruit impact on the mid palate though not aggressively 'volcanic'. Lots there. Crunchy pears; well textured. Slightly grainy. Drink from 2013 to 2016. (JR)" (09/13) - 16.5 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages
"A blend of Carricante with a bit of Catarratto, aged part in stainless steel, part in large, neutral oak barrels. As of 2011, Alberto Graci has removed the denomination "Quota 600" from this wine and instead indicated the name of the specific "contrada" where the vines grow, Arcuria, a subzone of the area known as Passopisciaro." - Importer
"Sicily has a colorful yet mysterious reputation, a land of vast diversity and contradiction. In no category is this more perfectly represented than by wine, with the inky, robust wines of western Sicily contrasting with the oxidized white wines of Marsala, the fruity, ripe wines of Vittoria in the southeast, and finally the ethereal, unique wines originating from the live volcano that looms over Catania on the eastern shore. Graci, situated on the north slope of Mount Etna at Passopisciaro, is found in an area where viticulture dates back several thousand years. Their vineyards sit at an altitude between 600 and 1,000 meters above sea level. Planting density ranges from 6,000 to 10,000 vines per hectare. Many of the vines are still on original rootstock, ungrafted, having never been affected by the phylloxera scourge thanks to the unique nature of the volcanic soils."
"At Graci, young Alberto Aiello Graci remains steadfast in his respect for local traditions as well as the distinct nature of each vintage and only cultivates traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna: the red grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, and white grapes Carricante and Catarratto. Intervention of any kind is extremely limited, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. They do not use herbicides in order to preserve the unique balance and vital energy of the soil. They do not use barriques, but only the big, upright, wooden casks known as tini and large, well-used wood barrels. Their sole objective is to reflect the personalities of their vineyards and the sublime differences between each and every harvest."
"Graci has three vineyard sites. Contrada Arcuria in Passopisciaro sits at an altitude of between 600 and 660 meters and is a single 25-hectare parcel at the heart of the Etna DOC, in which 18 hectares are currently planted to vines. Nerello Mascalese occupies 15 hectares, Carricante 1.5, and Catarratto one hectare. In part of the vineyard, the vines are trained while the other part are the original ungrafted alberello style (bush-trained). Contrada Barbabecchi at Solicchiata sits at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,100 meters and gives rise to austere, magisterial wines of great depth. A single-plot of 13 hectares that Alberto bought together with one of the charismatic poster-child of natural winemaking Frank Cornelisson, Graci's parcel contains 2 hectares of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Nerello Mascalese vines planted over 100 years ago. The remainder of the property is planted to olive and apple trees. At such high altitudes, grapes are harvested in November and require absolutely no treatments or fertilization, not even the common organic Bordeaux mixture. Finally, Contrada Feudo di Mezzo, a small but prized parcel of only about 1.5 hectares, was only just planted to vines in 2009. All of the vineyards are farmed according to the European laws for sustainable agriculture. All Graci's wines see spontaneous fermentation (no selected yeasts or inoculation) and are unfiltered." - Importer