Appellation: Etna D.O.C. Bianco
Grape variety: Carricante, the indigenous white grape variety of the Etna volcano. The berries are medium-sized with very pruinose skin and a green-yellowish color. The bunches are of average length and scattered.
Production area: Selection of grapes from vineyards located on the eastern and southern slopes of Mount Etna, particularly suitable given the high altitude and abundant luminosity
Altitude: 700 to 900 m a.s.l.
Climate: Mountain and high hill climate, humid and rainy in the cooler season, with high ventilation and luminosity and very significant temperature excursions
Soil: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with sub-acid reaction
Vine density: Ranging from 6,000 to 7,000 vinestocks per hectare
Yield: 7,0000 – 8,000 kg/ha
Age and training system of vines: Ranging from 20 to 60 years. Trained with free standing bush (“alberello”) and spurred cordon systems
Vinification: Grapes are hand picked after mid October and softly pressed. Fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature of c.18°C in stainless steel vats, using patented selected indigenous yeasts, for about 15 days. The vinification then continues in stainless steel tanks
Refining: In the bottle for 2-3 months
color: pale yellow with bright greenish tints
scent: intense, delicate, mildly fruity (ripe apple)
taste: dry, mineral with pleasant acidity and sapidity and marked aromatic persistence
Alcohol content: 12% by VOL.
Serving temperature: 10 – 12°C
Food pairings: Fish and seafood; also ideal by the glass