Sicily, Italy

Etna Bianco DOC — 2020

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Selection of grapes from vineyards located on the eastern and southern slopes of Mount Etna, particularly suitable given the high altitude and abundant luminosity

      Appellation: Etna DOC Bianco

      Climate: Mountain and high hill climate, humid and rainy in the cooler season, with high ventilation and luminosity and very significant diurnal range.

      Altitude: 700 to 950 m a.s.l. / 2,300 to 3,100 ft a.s.l.

      Vine Age: Ranging from 20 to 60 years. Trained with free standing bush (“alberello”) and spurred cordon systems

      Soil: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with sub-acid reaction

      Density: Ranging from 6,000 to 7,000 vinestocks per hectare (2,429 – 2,834 vines per acre)

      Yield: 7,0000 – 8,000 kg/ha

  • Vinification

    • Grapes are hand picked around mid October, de-stemmed and softly pressed. Fermentation occurs for about 12 days at a controlled temperature of 18°C in stainless steel vats, using a specific indigenous yeast selected in the vineyard by Benanti. The maturation occurs in stainless steel on the fine lees for some time.

    • Aging: In stainless steel on the fine lees for some time. Followed by 2-3 months in the bottle.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Carricante, the noble indigenous white grape variety of the Etna volcano. The berries are medium-sized with very pruinose skin and a green-yellowish color. The bunches are of average length and scattered
    • Alcohol: 12%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Color: Pale yellow with greenish tints
      Scent: Intense, delicate, mildly fruity (apple)
      Taste and Body: Dry, mineral with pleasant acidity, saline notes and a long finish

    • Serving Suggestions: Fish and seafood; also ideal by the glass