Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore 2016

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Benanti Pietra Marina

Etna Bianco Superiore

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Benanti Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore

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Appellation: Etna D.O.C. Bianco Superiore, which accounts for about 1% of the aggregate Etna D.O.C. production Grape variety Carricante, the noble indigenous white grape 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 and aspect “Contrada” Rinazzo in the village of Milo, on the eastern slope of Mount Etna, facing the Ionian Sea Altitude c.800 m a.s.l. (c.2,600 feet a.s.l.)

Climate: Mountain climate, humid, rainy and snowy in winter, with very high ventilation, luminosity and diurnal range

Soil Volcanic sands, rich in minerals, with sub-acid reaction (pH = 6.5)

Age and training system of vines: Up to 80 years old, head-trained, short-pruned bush vines grown on small terraces with dry lava-stone walls

Vine density: From 8,000 to 9,000 vinestocks per hectare

Yield: c.5,500 kg per hectare Vinification The selected grapes are hand-picked in mid-October, sorted, de-stemmed and softly pressed. Fermentation of the free-run juice occurs for about 15 days at controlled temperature in a stainless steel vat, with an indigenous yeast selected in the vineyard by Benanti exclusively for the vinification of the Carricante variety. The wine then matures in stainless steel on the fine lees for 24 months, with frequent stirring, until bottling. Refining In the bottle for 12 months

Tasting notes:

• color: pale yellow with greenish tints

• scent: intense, rich, moderately fruity, complex

• taste and body: medium-bodied, dry, mineral, with a pleasant high acidity, saline notes, marked aromatic persistence and after taste of anise and almond

Alcohol content: 12% by VOL.

Serving temperature: 10 – 12 °C

Food pairings: Fish and seafood, including elaborate recipes Drinking window 2020 – 2041

Additional information

bottle | case (5% discount)

bottle, case (5% discount)

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