EWM TOP FIVE OF 2019 • #4
THE MERCHANT'S MARK
96+ / 100
The 2017 Giovanni Rosso Etna Bianco captured our palates. No one flavor or element overpowers the other. It caresses the palate in perfect balance. White peach, orange, citrus, ginger, and herb notes meld together seamlessly. Then, the terroir infuses a zesty core and signature salinity. Medium weight, the wine seems to touch every aspect of white wine you could possibly desire. Sophisticated and graceful, it has tones of a Gavi and the finesse of a Premier Cru Chablis.
94 / 100
#35 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2019
"Spanish broom, lemon drop and ripe orchard fruit are just some of the aromas you'll find on this stunning white. The aromas carry to the linear, elegant palate, with additional tones of Meyer lemon, apricot, Mediterranean herbs and salt. Tangy acidity provides balance throughout."