Menu
it en
Etna DOC Bianco Contrada Calderara
Calderara
White

Etna DOC Bianco Contrada Calderara

A structured wine with a distinct minerality

Etna DOC
100% Carricante
Vintage 2016
Technical Details
Alcohol
12,5°
Ph
3,27
Total Acidity
5,5 g/lt
Number of bottles
5552
Vintage information
Download
Etna DOC Bianco Contrada Calderara

The soil of Calderara, a mixture of black pumice and basalt, enhances the typical minerality of the Carricante variety.


Our Etna DOC Bianco Contrada Calderara is golden straw-colored. On the nose, it welcomes us with hints of lemon flowers, elderflower, chamomile, bergamot, sage and fresh oregano that intertwine with white peach and yellow plum. On the palate it releases saline vitality enhancing the sinuous body. A White destined for longevity.

Calderara

Region of production

Castiglione di Sicilia
Calderara
45 years
780 metres a.s.l.
Lava-alluvial and lava-clay
5,000 kg/ha

Awards

2016
3 stelle rosse Guida i vini di Veronelli
3
3
2019
3 bicchieri rossi Vini d'Italia Gambero rosso
3
3
2019
Wine advocate
92
100
2017
2015
Gran corona Vini buoni d’Italia Touring
2018
James Suckling
93
100
2018
Wine advocate
92
100
2017
Vinous di Antonio Galloni – Ian d’ Agata
92
100
2017
2014
Wine advocate
92 +
100
2017
La guida essenziale dei vini di Daniele Cernili
96
100
2017
James Suckling
92
100
2016
Vinous di Antonio Galloni
90 +
100
2016
Wine Enthusiast
89
100

Harvesting

Manual in small crates.
First week of October.
The women of our team choose patiently the grapes by hand directly from the vines.
Le donne di Cottanera
Vinificazione

Vinification

Cold maceration for about 24 hrs, followed by cold setting; 40% of the must ferments in French oak tonneaux, the remaining part in cement tanks.

Maturation

12 mounths, 40% in French oak tonneaux on yeast,the remaining part in cement tank.

Food pairings

Raw beef, fish, semi-aged cheese

Tartar Steak
Tortelloni filled with ricotta and spinach, seasoned with butter and sage
Tuna Steak with aromatic herbs