Wine Details

Cottanera Etna Bianco DOC

A pure expression of Mt. Etna, the Etna Bianco is 100% Caricante, an ancient Sicilian white grape variety, thought to have been growing on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna for at least a thousand years. Planted at high altitudes on the steep slopes of Mt. Etna, the grapes ripen slowly and steadily throughout the long growing season. On the nose, the Etna Bianco is bursting with citrus notes of lemon and cedar with orange blossom and jasmine. A full-bodied palate is supported by the marked acidity typical of this variety, imparting freshness and a long finish.

Region:

Producer:

Cottanera

Varietal:

100% Carricante

Vineyard:

Contrada Cottanera e Diciassettesalme, Castiglione di Sicilia

Yield:

6,500 kg/ha

Aging:

Stainless steel on lees for about 6 months, followed by bottle aging

Alcohol content:

12.5%

Age of vines:

15-20 years

pH level:

3.38

Acidity:

5.5 g/l

Production:

30,000 bottles

Soil:

Lava-alluvial and lava clay

Training:

Espalier

Average altitude:

720-750 meters (2362-2460 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Cold maceration for about 24 hours, followed by cold setting. Temperature-controlled (16°C /61°F) fermentation in stainless steel, for 20-25 days.

Harvest:

Last week of September - manual, with small crates

Recent press reviews

91

Cottanera Etna Bianco DOC 2021

Falstaff Magazine (91)- "Pale straw yellow with green reflections. Pronounced aromas of gooseberry, lemon, lemon balm and freshly cut grass, with a hint of tomato leaf in the aftertaste. Fresh and juicy on the palate, lively drinking, ends with a long and clear finish."

91

Cottanera Etna Bianco DOC 2021

James Suckling (91)- "Aromas of jasmine, grapefruit and fresh rosemary. Medium-to full-bodied with an oily texture. White smoke colors the stone-fruit and fresh-herb notes on the palate. A hint of banana leaf comes through."

91

Cottanera Etna Bianco DOC 2021

James Suckling (91)- "Aromas of jasmine, grapefruit and fresh rosemary. Medium-to full-bodied with an oily texture. White smoke colors the stone-fruit and fresh-herb notes on the palate. A hint of banana leaf comes through. Drink now."