Etna Bianco DOC

Pure Carricante, Etna’s ancient white grape, which has been growing there for a thoUSAnd years. After so many centuries, the variety has perfectly adapted to the unique climate on the slopes, especially the drastic temperature changes between day and night.

The vineyard is located near the town of Milo, 850 meters (2,788 feet) above sea level, with east-facing, bush-trained vines. This entry-level wine ages in stainless steel and in bottle before release. Quite structured, with complex aromas of grapefruit and herbs.


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia, Turks and Caicos

Most recent awards

  • 2020 | Wine Advocate90
  • 2020 | James Suckling90
  • 2019 | Vinous91
  • 2019 | Wine Enthusiast92
  • 2017 | Wine Spectator90
Grape Varieties:

100% Carricante

Fermentation container:

Oak Barrels

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

12 days

Type of yeast:

Cultivated

Fermentation temperature:

22-28 °C (71.6-82.4 °F)

Aging containers:

Stainless Steel

Bottling period:

march

Aging before bottling:

5 months

Aging in bottle:

3 months

Closure:

Diam 3

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard location:

Solicchiata, Mount Etna, Sicily

Vineyard size:

3 hectares (7.41 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic, stony, sandy loam

Vine training:

Alberello

Altitude:

800 meters (2,625 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,500 plants per hectare

Yield:

50-60 q.li/Ha

Exposure:

Northern

Years planted:

2010

Age of vines:

9 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage of this wine:

2014

Total yearly production (in bottles):

9,000 ‚¬

Tasting notes:

Shows lovely fruit, distinctive acidity and the typical minerality of Etna wines.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 10 °12 C° C (46.4-50° F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with fresh cheeses, grilled vegetables, and pizza.

Aging potential:

Up to 5 years

Alcohol:

Alc. Cont. by Vol.: 13.5%

Winemaker:

Michele e Mario Faro