Etna Bianco
Etna Bianco refers to white wines of the Etna DOC zone in northeastern Sicily; the appellation is named for Mount Etna, the famed volcano. The dominant white variety used in these wines is Carricante, which loosely translated means "consistent." Other white varieties include Riesling and the indigenous variety Minella.

Soils are volcanic in nature, while the weather fluctuates from hot to cold (winters can be particularly harsh), while rainfall total are high. Most of the white wines are meant for short term consumption, but a few producers do make age worthy examples, some of which are fermented and/or aged in oak. (Wine/Appellations)