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Etna White 2020 - Benanti

Benanti

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  • Cellar: Benanti
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Origin : Sicily
  • Name: Etna DOC
  • Grapes: Carricante 100%
  • Serving temperature : 8-10 ° C
  • Alcohol volume : 12.0%
  • Format : 0.75L
  • Moment to taste it: Dinner
  • Pairings: Pasta with vegetable sauce, seafood risotto, steamed fish and shellfish, stewed white meats, grilled fish
  • Blowup Rating : 8/10

    Description

    Etna Bianco by Benanti is the label that best represents the true territorial identity of the volcano. Thanks to the particular climate of a volcano located on the sea and the lava soils, an elegant, citrusy and saline wine is born. This wine is produced with 100% Carricante, a historic white grape variety present on Etna.

    Tasting notes

    Benanti's Etna Bianco appears straw yellow in the glass. On the nose, fruity notes of citrus and white flowers are combined with intense salty hints. The taste is fresh and savory with hints of volcanoes and minerals.

    Processing

    Since the nineteenth century these vines have been cultivated on the slopes of the northern slope of the volcano, in the Viagrande area, on soils of sand and stony debris of lava skiing, very rich in minerals. The considerable thermal excursions favor slow and gradual ripening. At the end of the harvest, the bunches are lightly pressed to extract only the free-run must. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks at 18-20 °. The wine ages for one year in steel, completing the refinement in the bottle.

    The Cellar

    The Benanti winery has its roots already at the end of the nineteenth century, when Giuseppe Benanti, grandfather of the current owner, began to produce wines in an old family farm on the slopes of Etna. In 1988 the grandson, with the same name as his grandfather, approaches the cultivation of vines with the aim of reviving the ancient Sicilian vines. The Benanti winery has great respect for the environment with biological systems and minimal interventions both in the vineyard and in the cellar, giving life to unique wines.