Sofia Ponzini started Tenute Bosco in 2010 to breathe life back into two small vineyards on the slopes of
Some of the vines are over 120 years old, and pre-phylloxera, on land recovered 300 years ago from the
cooled lava flow following Etna’s last major eruption. There is more living history in the sight of the
traditional ‘alberello’ method of propagation in the vineyards that leaves the vines free standing and
backed by dry stone walls. Sofia is intent on reviving the traditions of this land, and the indigenous Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Carricante which they clearly love. Creating wines that definitely have a sense of place, of the present and the past.
Grown in the traditional alberello trained style at around 7,000 plants per hectare, hand-picked into small crates after the first ten days of October. Certified organic since 2017. Also Vegan.
The grapes are pressed and then racked off the gross lees by cold stabilization. The vinification takes place at a controlled temperature of 13 -15 degrees C° for at least 10 days. Ageing in stainless steel vats for at least 4 months on the fine lees.
No oak ageing
Zippy citrus fruit, white peaches and white flowers intermingled by mineral notes. This is really fresh,
characterized by a wonderful level of acidity. The finish is sapid and long.
A wonderful appetizer, but excellent with any fish that can support the zesty citrus fruit and acidity.
Vinous Media, 93 pts
Drinking window: 2022 - 2028
Dusty florals, crushed almonds, lemon confit and hints of yellow apple rise up from the 2019 Etna Bianco Piano dei Daini. It coats the palate in textural richness, and then washes it clean with a stimulating mix of vibrant acids, citrus and salty minerals. Tension builds through the finale, as the cheeks pucker to a sweet-and-sour display of green melon and lasting inner florals. The 2019 is beautiful already, but a year or two of cellaring will bring it fully into focus.
Wine of the Month for August 2022