Etna Bianco Contrada Calderara by Cottanera
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Etna Bianco Contrada Calderara Cottanera

Etna Bianco DOC Contrada Calderara - Cottanera

Obtained from 100% Carricante grapes, Contrada Calderara is the Etna Bianco from the Cottanera winery. Produced in Castiglione di Sicilia in the vineyards of Contrada Calderara, it is a complex white wine, with a marked minerality and destined for longevity.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2020
€28.00 (tax incl.) (€37.33 lt) €22.95 (tax excl.)
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Etna Bianco Contrada Calderara from the Cottanera winery is a wine of extraordinary aromatic freshness and minerality thanks to the lava terroir, a mixture of black pumice and basalt.

Classification: Etna DOC Bianco

Grape variety: 100% Carricante

Production area: Contrada Calderara in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia

Altitude: 780 m asl

Soil: lava-alluvial and lava-clayey

Training system: espalier

Average age of vines: 45 years

Vine density: 5900 plants/ha

Yield: 50 quintals/ha

Harvest: manual with small crates; first week of October

Vinification: cold maceration for about 24 hours, followed by cold setting

Fermentation: 40% of the must ferments in French large oak, the remaining part in cement tank

Aging: 40% in French large oak on yeast for 12 months; the remaining part in cement tank

Alcohol content: 12.5% vol

Colour: golden straw

Nose: hints of lemon blossom, elderberry, chamomile, bergamot, sage and fresh oregano that intertwine with fruity notes of white peach and yellow plum

Palate: saline vitality enhancing the sinuous body

Pairings: ideal with fish, semi-mature cheeses and raw meat such as steak tartare

Produced and bottled by Cottanera S.r.l. - Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Italy

Alcohol level
Etna Bianco DOC

Cellars CottaneraTwo brothers Guglielmo and Enzo Cambria have created the Cottanera farming enterprise obtaining the millenial inheritance and giving life once again to a vine growing and wine producing area which has no equal in the world.

In the South and in particular for Sicily, the Etna area is equipped with unique possibilities to produce wines of great finesse, balance and body with elegant aromas and above all with rather high acidity values that give the wines produced freshness of aromas and flavors and good storage and aging capacity over time especially of red wines which here traditionally are based on Nerello Mascalese, with a small presence of Nero d'Avola, the most widespread and most important grape in the region, in addition to Nerello Cappuccio.

It was a difficult task, on the limits of the impossible, realized thanks to a plan based on quality, that quality which is not only a beautiful word but is made up of intelligence, energy, will, transport, faith and above all passion.

A passion which, like the lava in the bowels of the mountain, runs in the veins of men capable of great enterprises.

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