Benanti Etna Bianco' DOC 2015

Benanti is a reference-point producer for beautiful wines from the Etna and Pachino, two of Sicily’s most privileged spots. It offers a great introduction to one of the important indigenous grapes of Etna, such as Carricante. Carricante is typical of the Etna volcano area, where it thrives at higher a...



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Varietal
Other White Varieties
Brand Name
Benanti
Style
White Wine
Size
750 mL Bottle
Country
ITALY
Region
Sicily

Product Description

Benanti is a reference-point producer for beautiful wines from the Etna and Pachino, two of Sicily’s most privileged spots. It offers a great introduction to one of the important indigenous grapes of Etna, such as Carricante. Carricante is typical of the Etna volcano area, where it thrives at higher altitudes and yields wine with a distinct mineral and lemon profile. This is potentially one of Italy's greatest native varieties.
Grape Variety
100% Carricante
Vinification
The grapes are allowed to fully ripen and are picked late in October. After a soft pressing fermentation proceeds at temperatures of 18-20°C in steels vats. The wine matures briefly in tanks before maturation for 10-12 months in bottle and then released onto the market.
No oak is used.
Alcohol
12.00% alc. v/v
Colour
Pale yellow with bright greenish tints
Nose
Intense, rich and delicate with fruity characters of ripe apple
Taste
Dry with a pleasant acidity and nice aromatic persistence
Food Matches
Perfect with all types of seafood
Serving Temperature
10-12°C
Vineyard Attributes
Soil: Sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with a subacid reaction. Yield: 70q/ha
Age of Vineyard
35-50 years
Altitude
900 -1000 msl
Training System
Alberello (free standing bush vine)
Ageing Capacity
2012-2018
 
 

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