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Tenute Nicosia - Monte Gorna 'Cru' Wines

These wines are produced from the best grapes grown on the lava terraces of the Monte Gorna vineyard. The low yields in the vineyard, the hand-picking and the careful selection of the grapes give life to these very complex and elegant wines. The volcanic terroir gives them the typical mineral character. The long ageing includes a passage in french oak barriques of 24 months for the red wine and 12 months for the white wine, which contributes to enrich their flavour profile.

Monte Gorna 'Cru' Wines

Etna Bianco

DOC Etna

This Etna Bianco DOC is produced from a vineyard on the slopes of Monte Gorna, one of the extinguished craters surrounding the small town of Trecastagni. On this side of Mount Etna (South-East), the Carricante was selected many centuries ago and became the main grape variety for local white wines. The low yields in the vineyard, the hand-picking and the careful selection of the grapes make it a very elegant white wine. The volcanic terroir gives it the typical mineral character. The ageing for 4 years, with a passage of 12 months in barriques, makes the flavour profile of this wine very complex.

Grape varieties: Carricante 80% - Catarratto 20%

Vineyards: the soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals, at an altitude of 700-750 m above sea level, with good range of temperature between day and night; training system: espalier spurred cordon

Raccolta: by hand into crates, in the second week of October

Maceration: the grapes are cold macerated for 24 hours; after destemming, they are pressed softly

Fermentation: the juice is left to ferment at a controlled temperature of 13-15°C for approximately 20-25 days

Ageing: after a first ageing in stainless steel vats on fine lees with frequent batonnage, the wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrique and further 12 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 13% vol.

Colour: brilliant golden yellow

Nose: complex and elegant, with scents of chamomile, broom flowers, pear, quince, vanilla cream and honeyed hints

Palate: smooth, elegant and harmonious taste supported by a great minerality and excellent acidity, which makes it possible to expect a remarkable longevity

Food Pairings: excellent with shellfish and flavorful seafood dishes, it is also a valid partner for roast game and bloomy rind cheeses

Serving temperature: 12-14°C

AWARDS & GUIDES

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    Vitae 2020 - Associazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’15

    Four Vines

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    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2021 - Touring Club

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’16

    Four Stars

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    Slow Wine 2020 - Slow Food

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’15

    Selected wine

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    Vinibuoni d’italia 2020 - Touring Club

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’15

    Three Stars

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    Bibenda 2019 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’14

    Four Bunches

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    I vini di Veronelli 2019

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’14

    89 points

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    Bibenda 2018 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’13

    Four Bunches

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    Vini d’Italia 2018 - Gambero Rosso

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’13

    Two Glasses

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    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2017 - Touring Club

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’12

    Corona del Pubblico "Oggi le Corone le decido Io"
    Golden Star della Redazione

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    Vini d’Italia 2017 - Gambero Rosso

    Tenute Nicosia Monte Gorna Etna Bianco ’12

    Two Glasses