Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca is a Bianco Etna DOC cru that encapsulates in its intense and refined bouquet the aromas and complexity of a unique terroir in the field of Sicilian viticulture—the Etna Volcano. Firriato white, a union of Carricante and Catarratto. The vines’ strength give the wine a decisive character, with a balanced acidity and softness and an extraordinary potential longevity.
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CLASSIFICATION D.O.C. Etna
GRAPE VARIETY Carricante and Catarratto
VINEYARD LOCATION Territory of Castiglione di Sicilia county council (Catania, Sicily) – Cavanera Etnea Estate
SOIL COMPOSITION Loamy – sandy of volcanic origin, highly draining EXPOSURE North Eastern side of the Volcano (from 750 to 850 metres above sea level)
TRAINING SYSTEM Cordon Royat trained
VINES PER HECTARE (EA) 4.000
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE) 5.5600/5.800 kg
HARVEST PERIOD Hand-picking - 2nd week of October
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 16°-18°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION 20 days
VINIFICATION METHOD Cryo-soaking, soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature.
MATURATION 6 months “sur lie”, on fine lees in stainless steel with daily shaking
MATURATION IN BOTTLE 12 months
ALCOHOL 13 % vol. | PH 3.26 (average) |
TOTAL ACIDITY 6.60 g/l (average)
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: Vintage year 2009
VINTAGE PRODUCTION 13.000 bottles
FORMATS 75 cl SERVING TEMPERATURE 12°-14°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS Balloon with narrow rim T
ASTING NOTES Color: intense straw yellow with green hues. Nose: the enchanting intensity of its scents afford distinct profile on the nose with hints of yellow wild flowers, broom and acacia, blended with fruity aromas of white-fleshed fruit, apples and ripe peaches as well as of aromatic herbs and seaweed. Gentle yet unrelenting, it shines brightly for its elegance and body. Aristocratic and pure, it stands out among the great white wines grown at high altitudes. Palate: a matchless minerality. Marvelous for its rigorous style, it stands out for its force and roundness. a white mirroring the volcanic terroir of origin, expressing round and smooth profile on the palate. Characteristics: lavish, elegant and rigorous. It is a hallmark wine that embodies power and aristocratic smoothness. A perfect balance between acidity and freshness, an endless strength of minerality and saltiness. Special, unique and matchless.