Terre Nere Bianco
Appellation: Etna Bianco D.O.C.
First released vintage: 2014
Production area: contrada Calderara, township of Randazzo (Catania)
Varietals of grapes: 100% Carricante
Extension of the vineyard: 5,5 ha
Yield per hectare: 6 tons/ha
Characteristics of the soil: black pumice and solid volcanic rock with little or no ashes
Exposure: northern slope of Mount Etna, from 600 up to 700 meters a.s.l.
Average age of the vines: between 10 and 20 years
Type of cultivation:bush vines and bush vines modified en goblet
Harvest: third week of September
Vinification: soft pressing, low temperature fermentation in French oak barrels of 5 and 10 hl.
Ageing: malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barriques for 9 months.
Colour: straw yellow with golden hues
Nose: complex, with floral and spicy notes
Flavour: dense, flavorful, reminiscent of vanilla notes
Food matches: it’s a gastronomic wine, with a wide spectrum of pairings from artichokes to
complex pasta and white meat dishes, fish
Suggested serving temperature: 10-12° C
Alcohol %: 13 %