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The Classics

The true love for Sicily and its ancient wine-makng tradition; the values of a family whose history has, for more than a century, been intertwined with that of Sicilian wine; the valorization of the most valuable native and international varieties cultivated in the island and the constant search for ever higher quality standards, in vineyards and in the cellar. These are the reasons that explain the success of Classici Nicosia, a wide range of wines with a designation of origin and monovarietals of excellent value for money, capable of representing the great variety and richness of modern Sicilian enology.

The Classics

Lenza di Munti 720 Etna Bianco

DOC Etna

“Lenza di Munti” Etna Bianco has a complex and intense bouquet of wild flowers, grapefruit and apple. On the palate it reveals great freshness and savouriness. It’s a blend of the indigenous grapes Carricante and Catarratto, grown on the lava terraces located at an altitude of about 720 m a.s.l. on the Southeastern slopes of Mount Etna. This wine combines the typical elegance of mountain wine and minerality due to volcanic origin.

Grape varieties: Carricante 60% - Catarratto 40%

Vineyards : lava terraces located on Mount Etna at an altitude of about 720 m a.s.l. The soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals; the composition of the eruptive materials gave life to composite soils, often made up by small sized pumice stones. Their elevated drainage capacity and their wealth in potassium play an important role in balancing the grape’s maturation process. Training system: espalier spurred cordon.

Harvest : 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 15-18°C for approximately 20-25 days

Ageing : mainly in stainless steel vats on fine lees and approximately 2 months in the bottle

Alcohol content : 12,5% vol.

Colour : brilliant straw-yellow colour

Nose : an intense bouquet with notes of wild flowers, grapefruit and apple

Palate : fresh, elegant and well-structured with a great minerality

Food Pairings : ideal as an aperitif or accompaniment to seafood, sushi, fried fish and vegetable tempura

Serving temperature : 10-12°C