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Tenute Nicosia - Contrade dell’Etna

The Nicosia “cru” wines of Etna come from the Monte Gorna and Monte San Nicolò estates, both located in the Trecastagni area, very close to the wine cellar. Two red wines and two white wines that authentically represent the great variety of expressions that the terroir and native vines of Etna can offer. These DOC wines are the demonstration that on the volcano each slope, each area, each vineyard can produce wines with different characteristics, giving unique and unrepeatable sensations.

Contrade dell’Etna

Organic Etna Bianco Monte Gorna

DOC Etna

Made from the indigenous Carricante and Catarratto grapes grown on high-elevation slopes of Mount Etna, this unique volcanic wine has a brilliant straw yellow colour and a delicious bouquet reminiscent of apple, grapefruit, hawthorn and honey. It has an incredibly fresh taste characterised by mineral notes and an attractive nutty edge, with a peculiar aniseed finish.

Grape varieties: Carricante 90% - Catarratto 10%

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 carefully selected 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: in stainless steel vats on fine lees, a short ageing in tonneaux and 3-4 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 13% vol.

Colour: straw-yellow colour with brilliant golden highlight

Nose: complex and elegant with notes of apple, grapefruit, hawthorn and honey

Palate: incredibly fresh taste with mineral notes, along with a peculiar anise finish

Food Pairings: shellfish risotto, seafood dishes, fried fish and vegetable tempura

Serving temperature: 10-12°C

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AWARDS & GUIDES

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2021 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’19

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Vitae AIS 2021 - Associazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’19

    Tre Viti

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2021 - Gambero Rosso

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’19

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Slow Wine 2021 - Slow Food

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’19

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2021

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’19

    89 points

  • Guides

    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2021 - Touring Club

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’19

    Tre Stelle

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Wine Enthusiast Ranking 2020 Panel Tasting by Kerin O’Keefe

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’19

    90 points

  • Guides

    Vitae AIS 2020 - Associazione Italiana Sommelier

    Tenute Nicosia Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico ’19

    Tre Viti

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2020 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico '18

    Due Bicchieri Rossi (finalista Tre Bicchieri)

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2020

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico '18

    Tre Stelle - 90 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    James Suckling Ranking 2019

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico '18

    90 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Winescritic.com Ranking 2019

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico '18

    91 points

  • Wine competitions

    DWWA - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna Biologico '18

    Silver medal - 90 points

  • Guides

    Slow Wine 2019 - Slow Food

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco Biologico ’17

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2019 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco Biologico ’17

    Tre Grappoli

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2019

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco Biologico ’17

    90 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    James Suckling Ranking 2018

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco Biologico ’17

    90 points

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2018 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco Biologico ’16

    Tre Bicchieri

  • Wine competitions

    DWWA - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco Biologico '17

    Bronze medal

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2018 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco Biologico '16

    Tre Grappoli

  • Guides

    Slow Wine 2018 - Slow Food

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '15

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2017 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '15

    Due Bicchieri

  • Wine competitions

    DWWA - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '14

    Bronze medal

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    The Wine Advocate Robert Parker Ranking 2015

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '14

    87 points

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2015 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '13

    Due Bicchieri

  • Guides

    I Vini D'Italia 2015 - L’Espresso

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '13

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2014 - Gambero Rosso

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '12

    Selected wine

  • Wine competitions

    Concorso Douja D’Or 2013

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '12

    Douja d’Or Award

  • Guides

    I Vini D'Italia 2013 - L’Espresso

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '11

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2013 - Luca Maroni

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '11

    Selected wine

  • Wine competitions

    IWSC - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '11

    Bronze medal

  • Wine competitions

    DWWA - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '10

    Bronze medal

  • Wine competitions

    Mundus Vini 2012

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '11

    Silver medal

  • Wine competitions

    Concorso VINITALY 2012

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '11

    Gran Menzione

  • Wine competitions

    IWSC - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '10

    Silver medal

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    THE TIMES’ 50 Best White Wines of Summer 2011

    Fondo Filara Etna Bianco '09

    Selected by Jane MacQuitty for 'The Times‘ magazine