MURGO Etna Bianco 2016

MURGO Etna Bianco 2016

Murgo Etna Bianco
Retail Price: $17
DDWA Score: 87
Value Rating: 5.1
Hall of Fame Value
Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: September 4, 2018

Best known for red wines, Sicily’s Etna wine region is capable of making delicious (and great value) white wine as well. This MURGO Bianco is 70% Carricante, 30% Catarratto (both native grapes of the region). This starts with a piercing, citrus zest, spring blossoms, rocky aroma. Tangy, lemon/orange acidity and exotic honeysuckle flavors. Very dry, very crisp. Drink this as you would a cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc or quality Northern Italian Pinot Grigio. Also, interestingly, this has similarities to dry Riesling. I’d like to taste this side by side with a good, dry Riesling from Alsace, Australia or Washington and see just how different they are.