Technical sheet

  • Denomination: Etna Bianco DOC
  • Variety: Carricante 90%, Catarratto 10%
  • Type of soil: volcanic sands
  • Altitude: 640 metres above sea level
  • Year of planting: 2016
  • Production area: north-east side, municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia in contrada Piano Filici
  • Training system: espalier trained with spurred cordon
  • Density of vines: 5.600
  • Yield the hectare: 60 quintals
  • Harvest period: first ten days of October
  • Crushing: grapes harvested manually in small boxes in the early hours of the morning. Destemmed, cooled and softly pressed
  • Alcoholic fermentation: about 20 days at 15°C in stainless steel tanks
  • Ageing: 10 months in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees at 10-12° C
  • Ageing in bottle: at least 4 months at a constant temperature (18°C)

Organoleptic characteristics

  • Colour: bright straw yellow
  • Aroma: the nose is fresh and fragrant, pleasant notes of lemongrass alternate with aromatic hints of thyme, sage and catmint, accompanied by a delicate hint of mineral flint
  • Taste: a pleasantly savoury entrance reveals its most intimate connection with the territory, leaving space to a lively freshness, with a finish that provides notes of pink grapefruit