APPELLATION: Etna DOC
AREA OF PRODUCTION: northern side of Mount Etna in Contrada Piano dei Daini Solicchiata, Castiglione di Sicilia
GRAPE VARIETY: Carricante 100%
AGRICULTURE: In organic conversion
ALTITUDE: 700 meters a.s.l.
SOIL: Sandy volcanic soil, with drastic temperature changes from day to night.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Alberello, traditional free standing bushes
PLANTING DENSITY: 6,000 plants/ha
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS: 80 years
YIELD/ HECTARE: 5,000 kg/ha
HARVEST PERIOD: Beginning of October, handpicked in small boxes
VINIFICATION: Manual selection of the grapes, soft pressing. Fermentation takes place in steel vats
AGING: 12 months in steel vats on fine lees and a minimum of 6 months in the bottle
COLOR: Straw yellow with tints of gold
SCENT: Intense, floral, broom flowers, mango with notes of honey
TASTE: Ample and elegant, sapid, fresh with a long aromatic persistence.
PAIRING: Seafood appetizers, pasta with seafood, fried fish and white meat
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 12 -15 °C