Le Sabbie Etna Bianco Firriato



Le Sabbie Etna Bianco Firriato

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It is a lively example of the white wines produced on Mount Etna thanks to the sensations it gives to the mouth and nose with the same breadth and depth of the sea. Its sweeping sapidity affords an enthralling and modern freshness. A magnificent fruit of wine-making on Mount Etna. 

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  • 2009

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GrapesCarricante - Catarratto
ClassificationEtna Bianco DOC

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Classification: Etna D.O.C.
Grape variety: Carricante and Catarratto
Production area: Territory of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Tenuta Cavanera Etnea
Soil type: sandy loam, volcanic matrix, with high drainage capacity.
Exposure: North-eastern side of the volcano (500/600 meters above sea level)
Training system: espalier with bilateral spurred cordon pruning (ryat cord, 5 spurs of two buds each)
Plants per hectare: 4,000 / 4,500
Yield per hectare: 7,000 / 7,200 kg
Harvest period: Manual harvest. II decade of October.
Fermentation temperature: 16 ° -18 ° C
Fermentation period: 15 days
Vinification: Soft pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature
Aging: 2 months on the lees
Bottle aging: 2 months
Alcohol content: 12.55% vol.
PH: 3.30 (medium value)
Total acidity: 4.95 g / l (medium value)
1st harvest produced: 2009
Vintage production: 25,000 bottles
Formats: 75 cl bottle.
Serving temperature: 10 ° -12 ° C
Recommended glass: From perfumed whites with tulip mouths.
Color: Straw yellow with greenish reflections.
Smell: Powerful with clear yellow floral hints of mimosa and broom that well enhance the fruity nuances of white peach, ripe pear and peach.
Palate: It is a wine with great inspiration, the taste is full and rich in texture with a persistent savory line. With a long expression, for freshness and fragrance, it wraps the palate in a unicum that only the varietal vocation of its grapes is capable of generating.
Characteristics: It is a vivid example of Etna white wines for the olfactory and gustatory suggestions that it brings in dowry, with amplitudes and marine depths. Savory, long-lived, it lives with a bewitching and modern freshness. A magnificent fruit of Etna's enology.
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.

Bottled at the origin by Firriato Winery Srl Paceco (TP) - ITALY