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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 60% - Catarratto 40%

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

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  • Organic Fondo Filara Etna Bianco C.da Monte Gorna '18