Dazzling, volcanic wines from Mount Etna’s Pietradolce


“Pietradolce boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards I have ever seen. 

I cannot exaggerate this point

Monica Larner

We are delighted to offer the latest vintages from Sicily’s Pietradolce: crisp whites, a favourite rose and some award-winning Etna Rossos.

Located on the northern side of Mount Etna, Pietradolce’s steep, terraced vineyards and dark stony, volcanic soils are home to indigenous pre-phylloxera knotted bush vines. Some of these are over 100 years old and create mesmerising wines. 

The delicious, crisp and racy white wines are made from Carricante that are teeming with minerals and salty energy, while the fantastic local Nerello Mascalese (the “Nebbiolo of the south”) makes superb, classy red wines.

Pietradolce is no longer a secret of Sicily or indeed Italy; it has been highly praised by international critics.

Production is tiny and demand always outstrips supply. Our allocation is on its way to us right now, so we encourage you to stock up and take delivery as soon as possible. You won’t want to miss out.

 

Edwina Watson
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2016 Rosato

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £15.50

Case of 6 £93.00

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Every year this fantastic rosé is a favourite of Armit Wines’ staff.  Soft ripe nectarine, raspberry coulis and cranberry combine to create a wonderfully summery, attractive wine with vibrant crunchy redcurrant acidity.  Dry, crisp elegant and full – the finish is long with a hint of soft orange peel which lingers.  This will undoubtedly be a sell out yet again.

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2016 Rosato, Pietradolce

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2016 Etna Bianco

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £17.00

Case of 6 £102.00

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This 100% Carricante displays a piercingly mineral aroma; salty, herbaceous, grassy notes combine with soft white peach and a flinty, stony-inflected tang.  The wine is crisp, lean with vibrant.  Its racy acidity provides a fresh, clear and linear mouthfeel.  Lemon juice and lemon peel lead to a long and refreshing finish.  The perfect summer drink.  

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2016 Etna Bianco, Pietradolce

Bottle 75cl £17.00

2016 Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £17.00

Case of 6 £102.00

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100% Nerello Mascalese.  This youthful and deliciously perfumed wine has a fine summer fruit aroma.  Cherry and floral elements combine on the palate alongside a hallmark red-apple skin crunch.   The tannins are tightly packed and fine accompanied by a kiss of oak which adds a subtle roundness.  This is an approachable and extremely tasty Etna Rosso; it will pair brilliantly...

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2016 Etna Rosso, Pietradolce

Bottle 75cl £17.00

2016 Archineri Etna Bianco

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £27.02

Case of 6 £162.00

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From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape.   Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage create a full and distinct aroma which leads to an elegant, intense mouthfeel; stony, chalky minerals fill the palate which has a...

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2015 Archineri Etna Rosso

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £30.02

Case of 6 £180.00

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This Archineri Etna Rosso is a wine of absolutely stunning precision and character.  It is very reflective of its volcanic territory; with a fine, smoky intensity.  Bright redcurrant, dried rose petal and crab-apple notes accompany subtle earthy and herbal scents.  This savoury complexity is supported by fine, chewy tannins and textbook cherry juiciness.  This is a serious wine which demands...

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2014 Vigna Barbagalli

Pietradolce

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Bottle 75cl £69.02

Case of 6 £414.00

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A unique wine from pre-phylloxera, 100 year old Nerello Mascalese, whose yields are minute and produce less than half a bottle of wine per vine.  The result is an extraordinary achievement, particularly in 2014 which was an excellent vintage in Sicily.  Powerful, concentrated morello cherry combines with violet, raspberry coulis and impressive herbal and spicy scents.  There are full, mouthcoating...

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