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Tenuta Di Aglaea Bianco 2017

Tenuta Di Aglaea Bianco 2017
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Aglaea – the youngest of the Three Graces or Charites as they were also known the three sisters, and daughters of the God Zeus. Aglaea was the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence and adornment. At times she acted as messenger for Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

Aglaea is significant with winemaker,  Anne-Louise Mikkelsen's sentiments for Etna; with what her wines try to express, and how they do so. In that sense, the wines of Tenuta di Aglaea act as her messengers from Etna.

An absolute unique terroir makes the vineyards – a direct consequence of Etna and its numerous eruptions since its volcanic activity began more than half a million years ago. The lava flows hardened layers upon layers, and ashes filled on top. The result today is a very porous soil that is abundant in minerals and extremely fertile. The vineyards are cultivated in terraces held up and apart by ancient stone walls 3-4 feet high.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bright-gold color in the glass. Fresh notes of apple, light tropical scents of pineapple, and toasted notes slowly unfold as the wine sits in the glass. A fresh core of fruit gently opens up on the midpalate and is edged off with a good acidity that lingers on to the end. It is well-rounded, balanced with a smooth, long finish.
Vineyard Notes
Black soil, deep porous volcano ash soil with traces of sand, very rich in minerals.
Food Pairing Notes
The wine drinks wonderfully on its own as well as it pairs great with many sorts of vegetables e.g. asparagus, light pasta dishes, various preparations of fish, especially in the form of sushi, as well as mussels, and scallops, and soft or semi-aged cheeses.