2017 Ciro Biondi ‘Outis’
The Ciro Biondi winery is relatively new, having been founded in 1999. However, Ciro Biondi’s ancestors bottled wine under the Biondi name more than a century ago with an assortment of high altitude vineyard holdings passed down through the generations.
This 2017 Ciro Biondi ‘Outis’ is made mostly with Carricante, a white indigenous grape variety to Sicily with a distinctive, stony minerality. It is blended here with several other more aromatic local varieties, including Moscadella dell'Etna.
The combination of bright acidity and minerality from the Carricante and the complex aromatic notes from the other varieties come together harmoniously in the glass. This is a superb mountain wine inflected with volcanic minerality, moreish and complex it is zesty and powerful. A beauty!