Benanti
Benanti
BiancodiCaselle
ETNA BIANCO
D.O.C.
Area of production
Countryside Caselle, on the eastern side of Etna, commune of Milo (Ct) and countryside Cavaliere, on the southern side of Etna, commune of Santa Maria di Licodia (Ct).
Altitude
900 and 1000 m asl
Climate
high rainfall and humidity with great temperature changes throughout the day.
Terrain
sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with subacid reaction.
Grape variety
Carricante 100%, grown as alberello (free standing bush). This indigenous vine is cultivated only on Etna. Its name seems to be attributed by the vine-growers of Viagrande because of its characteristics of allowing a good, constant production over the years. The bunches, at ripeness are of average length, usually scattered; the grape is medium-sized with very pruinose skin and a green-yellowish color.
The pulp is juicy and the taste is simple and sweet.
Density of implantantion
6,000 and 8,000 vinestocks per hectare.
Grape yield per hectare
80 q.
Age of vineyards
35 and 50 years.
Vinification
the grapes at late ripening, 3rd decade of October, intact are softly pressed. The fermentation process is at a temperature of 18-20°C in steels vats. The wine is left to mature for a certain period of time in tanks before being placed in bottles.
Refining
in bottles for two months.
Organoleptic characteristics
- color: pale yellowish with bright greenish tints.
- scent: intense, rich, delicate, fruity, of ripe apple.
- taste: dry with a pleasant acidity and nice aromatic persistence.
Alcoholic content
12% by VOL.
Serving temperature
10-12°C.
Gastronomic accompaniment
with all kinds of seafood.
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