Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca Firriato

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Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca Firriato

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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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  • 2016

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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. 

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