Ciro Biondi, Etna Bianco Pianta 2020

Grown from volcanic and sandy soil, Pianta is dominated by Carricante (90%), with support from Minella, Malvasia, Catarratto, and Moscatello dell'Etna. It is both fermented and aged in neutral oak barrel, a trick Ciro learned from a Burgundy producer, and makes for a complex, pretty, and quite heady white wine. With notes of yellow flowers, apricot, and herbs it has a balanced, round, and lush palate with just the right amount of minerality. Pairs perfectly with seafood or roast chicken.