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Susannah Gold
This wine from Benanti, Pietramarina Sup. D.O.C. 2009 from Mount Etna (Sicily) is made from vineyards located at 950 meters above sea level. The climate in this area is mixed with considerable rain and humidity and temperature changes throughout the day. The soil is a combination of sand and volcanic rock, rich in minerals. The grape variety used to make this wine is Carricante 100%. The vines are bush trained. They plant at high density with 9,000 vines per hectare. Fermentation takes places in steel tanks at a temperature of 18-20°Celsius. This was a beautiful wine with a rich bouquet of flowers and fruits. On the palate it showed great acidity, minerality and the same aromas that were in evidence on the nose. It also had notes of bitter almond. 
 
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  • It is hard to choose just one, but if you like dessert wine and you have never had a bottle of Dolce, do yourself a favor and plop down the $50-75 bucks and buy a bottle. This is one of the few wines I have had that rival the great Sauternes (not including Yquem--let's not fall too far into hyperbole). Near perfect balance--great acidity, fruit and just the right amount of sweetness. Outstanding.

    Apr 09, 2014 at 1:54 PM


  • Have you ever done a review on Red Mare Wine? Their Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc are amazing. I haven't tried their Chardonnay yet.

    Apr 10, 2014 at 9:36 AM


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