Benanti
Benanti
Pietramarina
ETNA BIANCO SUPERIORE
D.O.C.
Area of production
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.
Altitude
950 m asl.
Climate
high rainfall and humidity with great temperature changes throughout the day.
Terrain
sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, with a subacid reaction.
Grape variety
Carricante 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 taste.
Density of implantantion
9,000 vinestocks per hectare.
Grape yield per hectare
70 q.
Age of vineyards
80 years.
Vinification
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.
Refining
in bottles for 10-12 months.
Organoleptic characteristics
- color: pale yellowish with greenish tints.
- scent: intense, rich and fruity, of orange and lemon flowers, and ripe apple.
- taste: dry, with pleasant acidity, nice aromatic persistence and after taste of anise and almond.
Alcoholic content
12-13 % by VOL.
Serving temperature
12-14°C, in glasses suitable for white bodied wines.
Gastronomic accompaniment
with fish even if elaborate.
Duration
It expresses its fruity refining four years after harvest. It maintains its organoleptic characteristics, evolving for several years.
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