countryside Caselle, on the eastern side of Etna, commune of Milo (Ct). Only
the Etna Bianco produced in this region may be given the title of Superiore.
950 m asl.
high rainfall and humidity with great temperature changes throughout the day.
sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with a subacid reaction.
100%, grown as alberello (free standing bush), in
part root stock. This indigenous vine is cultivated only on
Etna. It seems that the name Carricante has been given by the
vine-growers of Viagrande because of its constant production
over the years. The bunches, at ripeness are of average length,
usually scattered. The grapes are medium-sized with pruinose
skin, green yellowish color, juicy pulps with a sweet and simple
9,000 vinestocks per hectare.
the grapes at late ripening, 3rd decade of October, intact are softly pressed.
Fermentation takes places in steel tanks 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.