DENOMINATION: Etna Bianco D.O.C.
VARIETAL: Carricante 100%
COLOR: straw yellow with green shades
SMELL: herbs, lemon thyme, vanilia, wax, citrus zest
TASTE: complex and vertical, sharp and savoury
CARACTHERISTIC OF PRODUCTION AREA
VINEYARD SURFACE: 1/2 ha
AGE OF THE VENEYARD: 90 years old 7 original rootstock
ALTITUDE: 950 mt.
SOIL COMPOSITION: Milo, Contrada Caselle. Milo, on the eastern side of Etna is the homeland for Carricante grapes, often lashed by strong rainfalls has the highest rain percentage around the whole island. The soil composition is complex with extreme pedo-climatic conditions, which if expertly supported are able to give unique wines for taste and longevity. The soil, made by centuries of the volcanic activity, has several layers of minerals and salts, pumice, lapilli, fine and light ash. This terroir, that has a subacid reaction, is particularly fertile and able to produce a very high total acidity. Here the Carricante finds its pure and typical expression. The unique conditions, in fact, allows to grow grapes at incredibly high altitudes, with a great late-ripening and aging potential.
YELD PER HA: 4.000 kg
VINIFICATION AND AGEING: 2 years in stainless steal, 6 months in tonneaux and 2 years in bottle
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 650 bottles per year.