Benanti Etna Bianco 2019



Made with Carricante grapes

The 2019 Etna Bianco is a pure expression of Carricante, with fruit from the East flank of the volcano in Milo. Vineyards here are located 700 to 800 meters above sea level. The wine opens to pretty and soft layers of stone fruit and pear. It boasts a very immediate, refreshing and drinkable style.



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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

Tasting notes: 

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%

Serving temperature: 10 – 12°C

Food pairings: Fish and seafood; also ideal by the glass

Additional information

bottle | case

bottle, case (5% discount)

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