Costanzo Bianco di Sei
Etna Bianco Superiore DOC
Grapes Carricante 70%, Catarratto 20% and Minnella and Trebbiano
This vineyard is north facing at an altitude of between 700-750m. Soils are seventy percent black with brown volcanic sands, rich in organic matter. The vines are traditionally trained using a goblet (bush) system where the vine is supported with a chestnut pole, the vines are between thirty and one hundred years old and yield around seven hundred grams of fruit per plant.
The harvest must be manual due to the steep terrain and the grapes are selected both in the vineyard and then on a sorting table before pressing. Fermentation is in temperature controlled steel tanks at eighteen degrees. There is no period of maceration and the fermented wine is partially taken through a malolactic transformation (fermentation). The wine is then aged in steel tanks for six months and then for at least six months in the bottle before its release.
There are some extremely famous wines from this part of Mt. Etna, most of which are red. The vineyards however are dominated by Carricante whose style and quality here is unparalleled.
Divine pale lemon to gold with fresh lime, peach and white flower aromas. There is a glorious richness and torsion with fresh herb and white peach, woven into flint and mineral elements. A wine that combines freshness with rich complexity. No oak just absolute purity, a truly remarkable wine. (13%)
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product Costanzo. Bianco di Sei 2015 product code / SKU IWS011 region Italy - Sicilia (Sicily) vintage 2014 bottle size 75cl alcohol level 13 - 13.5% body medium colour white sugar level dry grape Carricante, Catarratto, Minnella, Trebbiano