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.
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 DOC
Two 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.