Vena Aetna – White Wine 2018
Etna DOC Bianco
Etna – Denomination of Controlled Origin White
Vineyard: Carricante 65%, Cataratto 20%, Minnella Bianca 15%
Cultivation system: sapling on the row.
Age of the vineyards: 40 years.
Production Area: East side of Mount Etna, in Zafferana Etnea.
Altitude: 550 m a.s.l.
Climate: of high hills with wide fluctuations in temperature between day and night.
Type of soil: volcanic sandy, mixed with stones, rich in mineral salts.
Vine density: 6.000 plants per hectare.
Yield per hectare: 50 Ql.
Vinification: harvest at the end of September. The grape , when are still intact, are subjected to a soft pressing. The juice is fermented without skins at 18-20 °C.
Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel.
Colour: intense and bright straw yellow.
Bouquet: hints of fruit with yellow pulp, yellow broom and other sicilian flowers and aromatic herbs which evolve into earthy notes.
Taste: dry, with elegant freshness, rich in sapidity and persistence.
Alcohol content: 12,5 % vol.
Food matches: goes well with fish dishes, white meats and dishes with pumpkin.
Serving temperature: 10-12 °C.
Production manager: Leonardo La Corte
Bottle: bordeaux bottle, of type “noble” (7,3 x 31,9 cm) in white glass. Bottles 75 cl.
Stopper: technical cork, flanged stoppers, environmentally sustainable, in sugarcane biopolymer, zero carbon footprint impact, Nomacorc SelectGreen100. 44 x 24 mm.