Sant’Andrea Etna Bianco IGT

100% Carricante. Pietradolce “Vigna Sant’Andrea” Bianco IGT is a rich golden yellow, almost amber, with wonderful aromas, great structure, freshness, and minerality.

“Vigna Sant’Andrea is made from grapes grown in a select parcel of the Archineri Etna Bianco vineyard. To make this unique wine, Pietradolce not only carefully chose the parcel of land, but each individual plant as well.”


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia, Turks and Caicos

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Vinous Media90
  • 2017 | Wine Advocate94
  • 2018 | James Suckling92
  • 2017 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaCorona
  • 2015 | Wine Spectator92
Grape Varieties:

100% Carricante

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

12 days

Type of yeast:

Cultivated

Fermentation temperature:

15 °C (59 °F)

Maceration technique:

traditional

Length of maceration:

long time

Aging containers:

French oak tank

Container size:

20 Hl

Container age:

3 years old

Type of oak:

French, fine-grained

Bottling period:

December

Aging before bottling:

15 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Archineri

Vineyard location:

Milo, Mount Etna, Sicily

Vineyard size:

.5 hectares (1.25 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic, stony, sandy loam

Vine training:

Alberello, parcel selection

Altitude:

850 meters (2,788 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

9000 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:

2015

Total yearly production (in bottles):

1,800 ‚¬

Tasting notes:

Dark golden yellow, almost amber. Aromas of ripe yellow peach and resin. With long persistence and freshness and elegance.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 10-12 °C (50- 53.6 °F).

Food pairings:

Grilled tuna with various sauces. White meat and cheese.

Aging potential:

Up to 15 years

Alcohol:

Alc. Cont. by Vol.: 13.5%

Winemaker:

Michele e Mario Faro