Classic Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Etna Rosso Monte San Nicolò
Etna Bianco Monte San Nicolò
Made from the indigenous Carricante and a small percentage of Minnella grapes, grown on the South-eastern slopes of Etna volcano (at about 550-600 m a.s.l.) in Monte San Nicolò area, this expressive white wine has a floral and citrusy bouquet, notes of pear, gooseberry and ginger. On the palate it reveals a full and harmonious taste with a good freshness, minerality and persistence.
Grape varieties: Carricante 95% - Minnella 5%
Vineyards: the soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals; the composition of the eruptive materials gave life to composite soils, often made up by red pumice stone; 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 with frequent batonnage; the ageing is completed by a stay of 3-4 months in the bottle
Alcohol content: 13% vol.
Colour: straw-yellow colour with brilliant golden highlight
Nose: intense and expressive with a floral and citrusy bouquet, featuring notes of pear, gooseberry and ginger
Palate: fresh, harmonious and full taste with a good minerality and persistence
Food Pairings: seafood dishes, shellfish, fried fish, flavourful soft cheeses, white meats and duck á l'orange
Serving temperature: 10-12°C