Archineri Etna Bianco DOC

Archineri comes from the Sant’Andrea vineyard on the eastern slopes of the historic volcano. It is an intense and fine expression of its terroir. The vines have been there for a century and the altitude is quite high – 850 meters (2,790 feet) above sea level. Archineri ages exclusively in stainless steel and bottle, preserving its primary characteristics. This wine is fragrant and mellow, fresh and tangy, with just the right amount of concentration.


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia, Turks and Caicos

Most recent awards

  • 2019 | Wine Advocate93
  • 2017 | James Suckling93
  • 2017 | Wine Enthusiast92
  • 2016 | Decanter93
  • 2016 | Vinous93
Grape Varieties:

100% Carricante

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

12 days

Type of yeast:

Cultivated

Fermentation temperature:

15 °C (59 °F)

Aging containers:

Stainless Steel

Bottling period:

March

Aging before bottling:

5 months

Aging in bottle:

3 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Archineri

Vineyard location:

Milo, Mount Etna, Sicily

Vineyard size:

2 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic, stony, sandy loam

Vine training:

Alberello

Altitude:

850 meters (2,788 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

9,000 plants per hectare

Yield:

25-30 q.li/Ha

Exposure:

Eastern

Years planted:

1899, 1919

Age of vines:

pre-Phylloxera 100-120 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage of this wine:

2011

Total yearly production (in bottles):

5,000

Tasting notes:

Structured wine, with complex aromas of grapefruit and herbs; fresh and flavorful, with a long finish.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 10-12 °C (46.4-50 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with seafood salad

Aging potential:

Up to 15 years

Alcohol:

13.5%

Winemaker:

Michele and Mario Faro