Donnafugata, Etna Bianco DOC (Sicily, Italy) “Sul Vulcano” 2018

($40, Folio Fine Wine Partners):  Made entirely from Carricante, Donnafugata’s Etna Bianco displays an immediately engaging floral component.  A crisp and chiseled wine, it captures the best elements of that grape.  This paradoxically vibrant, yet restrained, wine starts to blossom after 30 minutes in the glass.  Its refreshing, saline-tinged acidity keeps it fresh, and you coming back for more, throughout the meal.  This mid-weight, mineral-laden white is just what you want for the hot and humid months ahead.
95 Michael Apstein Jun 1, 2021