Milo – Etna's white wine cru


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Etna’s east side may still be unknown to most wine lovers, but it is certainly not a new area (see my recent historical account of this important wine region). The oldest producer, who has been making wines of all colours for generations in Milo, the east side’s epicentre, is Barone di Villagrande, but there are two major developments that put the spotlight on this area as a prime white wine destination, based on the little-understood Carricante. It is this grape variety in its pure form that has recently...