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Vino di Anna, Palmento Bianco 2019 

Golden orange hue

Textured, pithy, more textural than flavourful.. But very gastronomic and moreish 

Citrus peel, mineral and savoury

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About the Producer

a small family owned domain situated high on the north face of Mt Etna

Anna Martens and Eric Narioo started making wine together on Mount Etna, Sicily in 2008. They created “Vino di Anna” in 2010. They now own several hectares of old vine Nerello Mascalese, which they farm organically. They purchased an old winery and Palmento in 2010 which they have restored. Recently they have extended the winery to bury a series of Georgian qvevri for vinification and maturation. All wines are made with minimal intervention, indigenous yeasts, no additives, no fining or filtering and little or no SO2 additions. A variety of fermentation vessels are used; a traditional Etnean palmento, stainless steel, wood and qvevri.

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Grilled Fish

Wine & Food Matching Ideas

Summer salads 

Grilled sardines

Sushi Platter

Hard cheese from sheep's milk like Manchego or Pecorino

Tapas Spread including garlic prawns, olives, grilled and marinated artichokes

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Recipe to try

Crab, grapefruit and buckwheat salad by Thomasina Miers

Originally published in The Guardian on 6 May 2016.

I've been making this dish several times a year since discovering it. I find that delicate orange wines go brilliantly with it. The combination of the wine's orange pith texture and savoury flavours compliment the fresh crab and tart grapefruit.