2022 Tornatore Etna Bianco


90 points from Decanter Magazine: "Tornatore's unoaked Etna bianco, from vines in Castiglione di Sicilia on Etna's north slope, is full and round, with honeyed apple, pear and melon and some floral overtones. An easygoing white that will pair nicely with chicken salads or fish." (5/11/23)

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2022 Etna Bianco shows classic varietal tones that are citrusy and bright. You also get floral notes, even soapy tones of lady's perfume, with a hint of something exotic such as saffron or cardamom seed. The wine is medium rich on the palate with sweet end notes of candy or lemon-lime merengue.
No one embodies the ambition of Etna more than Francesco Tornatore. This man does so thanks to the size of his vineyards (probably the largest private holdings on the northern side of the volcano), the volume of his winery and the fervor with which he discusses his new ideas." (6/30/23)

From Vinous: "The 2022 Etna Bianco is remarkably pretty, wafting up with a mentholated freshness that gives way to raw almonds, vanilla beans and crushed yellow apples. This is juicy yet savory in style, with saline minerals and brisk acidity that quickly adds tension. Citrus-tinged orchard fruit forms on the palate. It finishes with a salty flourish and youthful tension, yet shorter than anticipated." (06/2023)