Cottanera Etna Bianco Contrada Calderara
Grape Varietal: 100% Carricante
Vineyard: Contrada Calderara, Castiglione di Sicilia
Vine Age: 45 years
Altitude: 750 meters above sea level
Soil: Lava-alluvial and lava-clavey
Training System: Espalier
Harvest: Last week of October (manual harvesting, with small crates)
Yield per acre: 5,000 kg/ha
Fermentation: Cold maceration for about 24 hours followed by cold setting. 40% of the must ferments in French oak tonneaux, the remaining part in cement tank.
Aging: 40% in French oak tonneaux on yeast, the remaining part in cement tank.
Alcohol content: 12.5% alcohol by volume
Production: 5,600 bottles
Tasting Notes: Bright golden yellow in color. Elegant, mineral and articulated, with scents of vanilla, orange blossom, citrus fruits, honey and white fruits. On the palate it is smooth, balanced and elegant, rich in mineral, fresh and citrusy aromas.
Awards: 92 points Wine Advocate, 92 points Vinous Media
Formats Available: 750 ml
Current Vintage: 2015
Other Vintages available: 2015