Grapes: Carricante and other indigenous white grape varieties from a vineyard on the Northern slope of Mount Etna. Carricante is unique to this region
Harvest: October 2017
Fermentation: Stainless steel
Ageing: months in ceramic egg manufactured by Clayver, Liguria, Italy and in Boutes oak barrel manufactured in France
Blend: 75% in Clayver; 25% in Boutes
Bottled: 13 May 2019
Released: July 2019
Partner: Tenuta di Aglaea, Castiglione di Sicilia
Tasting: A white made mainly of Carricante other unknown whiten varieties from a mixed vineyard on Etna’s north side. aged in Clayver ceramic vessel for nine months. Bottled in May 2019.
Straw yellow. Pretty nose of lemon fruit, stones and with a hint of walnut skin. Viscous lemony fruit palate but without enormous depth or length, perhaps just a little neutral? Subtle lemony fruit finish with a fine texture.