The Carricante grapes from Etna always give us great satisfaction as the combination of black sand and altitude provide distinct aromas and three dimensional flavours. In this vintage we find notes of white acacia flowers, fresh almonds and mountain peaches, on the palate it is juicy and full of hints of yellow plums and prickly pear.
|When to Drink||Now|
|Producer||Feudo di Mezzo|
|Region||Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania)|
|Pairing||Perfect with raw fish and fresh fruit, with fish appetisers, and soft cheese. Also a refined aperitif.|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
This wine is produced in our Feudo di Mezzo winery, lying in the centre of Etna’s wine growing area, from Carricante grapes partially fermented in barriques. This is the result of searching for an expression of this noble grape cultivated in the unique and splendid terroir of Etna.
TYPE OF SOIL: The land has a perfect aspect and
position, black with lava sands, and thus extraordinarily
rich in minerals, surrounded by woods and more recent
ALTITUDE: 690–720 m a.s.l.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 70 quintals.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot.
PLANTING DENSITY: 5,000 vines per hectare.
HARVESTING PERIOD: 5-12 October.
VINIFICATION: the grapes are picked into crates and at
once refrigerated at 8?C; selected by hand and sent for
light destalking and soft pressing; the decanted must is
racked and ferments at 15?C, in inox stainless steel and
15% of the must in tonneaux; the wine obtained remains
on the lees with continuous movement until February.
MATURATION: in stainless steel vats and Allier oak
tonneaux of 500 l.
BOTTLING PERIOD: end of March.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% vol.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,85 g/l.
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