Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca Firriato
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.
CLASSIFICATION D.O.C. Etna
CLASSIFICATION 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 (from 750 meters up to 850 meters above sea level)
TRAINING SYSTEM Counter-espalier with pruning with bilateral permanent spurred cordon (royat cord)
PLANTS PER HECTARE 4,000
YIELD PER HECTARE 5,600 / 5,800 kg
HARVEST Manual harvest. II decade of October
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 16 ° -18 ° C
FERMENTATION PERIOD 20 days
VINIFICATION Cryo maceration, soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature
AGING At least 6 months months on noble or "sur lie" lees with daily stirring
REFINEMENT IN BOTTLE At least 12 months in bottle
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13% vol.
PH 3.26 (medium value)
TOTAL ACIDITY 6.60 g / lt (medium value)
FIRST HARVEST PRODUCED 2009
VINTAGE PRODUCTION 13.000 bottles
SERVICE TEMPERATURE 12 ° -14 ° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS Bellied with small mouth
Color: intense straw yellow with green reflections.
Smell: the enchanting intensity of its perfumes is offered in clear olfactory evolutions with hints of field yellow flowers, broom and acacia, combined with fruity notes of white pulp, apple and ripe peach. No less important are the nuances of aromatic herbs. Soft and infinite, it shines for elegance and body. Aristocratic, pure, stands out among the great offshore whites.
Palate: the charm of its mineral essence is unmatched. Splendid for the stylistic rigor that stands out for its power and roundness. The enveloping sphericity of the imposing structure is an absolute distinctive sign, so as to make it an archetypal wine of the volcano.
Features: sumptuous, elegant, rigorous. It is a symbolic wine that encompasses aristocratic power and gentleness. Perfect balance between acidity and freshness, infinite in mineral dowry. Particular, unique, unrepeatable.
Bottled at the origin by Firriato Winery Srl Paceco (TP) - ITALY
- Alcohol level
- Carricante - Catarratto
- Etna Bianco DOC
I recomend, good wine