CLASSIFICATION: D.O.C Etna
GRAPE VARIETY: Carricante and Catarratto
VINEYARD LOCATION: Territory of Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania, Sicily) - Cavanera Etnea Estate
ORIGIN OF THE GRAPES: Different vineyards in the North Area of the Etna
SOIL COMPOSITION: Loamy –sandy of volcanic origin, highly drainingg
EXPOSURE: North area side of the volcano: vineyards placement from 590 to 720 m a.s.l.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Alberello Etneo
VINES PER HECTARE (EA): 4.000/4.500
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE): 7.000/7.200 kg
HARVEST PERIOD: Hand-picking - the 2nd week of October
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION: 15 days
VINIFICATION METHOD: Soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature
MATURATION: 3 months “sur lie”, on fine lees in stainless steel tanks with daily shaking
MATURATION IN BOTTLE: 6 months
ALCOHOL: 12.50% vol.
PH: 3.22 (average)
TOTAL ACIDITY: 7.06 g/l (average)
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: Vintage year 1999
VINTAGE PRODUCTION: 90.000 bottles
COLOR: Clear straw yellow with greenish shades.
NOSE: Powerful with distinct hints of yellow flowers like mimosa and broom exalting fruity aromas of white peaches and ripe pears.
PALATE: It is a wine of great breadth; the taste is full and rich in texture with a lingering saltiness. Its lasting freshness and fragrance fill the mouth creating a unique experience that only the varietal vocation of its blend can give.
PAIRINGS: It goes well with seafood dishes, enhancing their strong and tenacious flavors such as tubes in fish broth, potato crust spatula, squid stuffed with mint. Caciucco and Mussels au gratin go perfectly. Also good white meats with sauce, smoked and vegetable pies.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS: Tulip-shaped, for fragrant white wines
Bottled at the origin by Firriato Winery Srl Paceco (TP) - ITALY