Calderara Sottana features Carricante grapes from old and young vines, for Carricante is a rare commodity in a D.O.C. overwhelmingly devoted to reds, rarer still on Etna’s northern slopes. In fact, Carricante vineyards answer for only 4% of the appellation. The wine is barrel fermented and aged in large oak barrels. This is a late-blooming wine of unusual complexity and great longevity, which will reward you for your patience with a rare, noble beauty.
The estate is located on the northern slopes of the Etna volcano, with vineyards between the village of Solicchiata and the town of Randazzo, the area historically recognized as the finest in the appellation for fine red wines.
Due to the nature of the Alberta Government distribution system, Highlander is unable to guarantee vintages. We will do our best to ensure that the vintages on our online offers are updated and accurate. However, if we cannot fulfill your order with the requested vintage, you will be notified accordingly and you may choose to either accept the available vintage or cancel your order.