Archineri Etna Bianco DOC

100% Carricante. Pietradolce “Archineri” Etna Bianco DOC is a structured wine, with complex aromas of grapefruit and herbs; fresh and flavorful, long finish.

“This pure native variety is an intense expression of its terroir. Lovely acidity and great minerality are characteristics of the terrain (Milo), which is undoubtedly the best for Etna whites.”


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