IDDA Bianco Sicilia 2020
IDDA Etna Rosso is an exciting new joint venture between Angelo Gaja (arguably the greatest producer of Barbaresco and one of the most famous names in Italian wine) and Alberto Graci (an ex-banker from Milan who has been making wine in Sicily for almost 20 years). Together, this dynamic duo owns 21 hectares of vineyards in the villages of Belpasso and Biancavilla on Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna.
Angelo Gaja was introduced to Etna by the legendary oenologist Giacomo Tachis back in the 1990s, and he has been intrigued to make wine there ever since. He met Alberto Graci in 2015 and their partnership started the following year. The first vintages have been made at Graci’s winery in Passopisciaro, but there are plans for a dedicated winery to be built at Belpasso and to be used from the 2022 harvest onwards.
IDDA means “she” in Sicilian dialect and it’s what the locals call Etna. The IDDA Bianco Sicilia 2020 is made from 100% Carricante and it’s the debut vintage, making it highly sought-after. The wines from this region are very much en vogue at present and the Gaja name always garners much attention, so we fully expect the price to rise rapidly for future releases. Carricante is an indigenous Sicilian grape variety with racy acidity and a killer mineral character. Here, it buzzes with grapefruit, white currants, peach sorbet, lemon, mint and Mediterranean herbs. This would make an exquisite gift for any fine wine collector with a penchant for something new and different.
£5.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3423392
Style No.: 873198
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