2011 Biondi Chianta IGT Sicily, Etna, Sicily

( N/A, 13.5%, Passione Vino )

A single vineyard Carricante, with minute amounts of Catarratto, Minnella and Muscatello in the blend. There’s an enticing hint of vanilla pods on the nose, a very subtle reminder that this wine spent 9 months in French oak. There’s nothing heavy handed about it though – the fruit is predominantly grilled peaches, with a splash of woodspice and terrific freshness.

BuyDrinking window: 2013-2016Similar Wines: £20-£30, 91-95, Italy, White, Carricante