Antichi Vinai Etna Bianco "Petralava" 2019 (Sicily, Italy)

Antichi Vinai Etna Bianco "Petralava" 2019
(Sicily, Italy)


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About the Winery:
Beyond the passion for making his distilled spirits, Giovanni La Fauci has the same intense passion for wine. His wine cellar, which is located in Randazzo on Mount Etna uses only the finest quality local varieties: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.

The vines are cultivated naturally and sustainably without any use of chemicals. The grape must is only fermented with native yeasts. The wine is then aged in botti from 220 to 500 liters for a minimum of two years and no stainless steel is ever used. The botti are stored in a natural und erground cavern that maintains a temperature between 46 to 52°F all year.

Food Pairing:
Fish, white meat, fresh cheeses.

Technical Information

Appellation: Etna Bianco DOP
Type: White, dry
Varietal Composition: 85% Carricante, 15% Grecanico
Region: Sicily
Production area: Randazzo (on the northeast slope of Mt. Etna)
Vineyard exposition and altitude: East, 700 meters (1,970 feet)
Vineyard soil type: Sandy, black and dark-brown, of volcanic origin, rich in iron and nitrogen
Vine training method: Alberello (bush) for the ungrafted vines; spalliera (vertical trellis with cane pruning) for the newer vines. 
Vinification: Cold Maceration for 24 hours, with addition of selected yeasts.
Aging: In tonneaux of 500 liters for 3 months, on the lees
Alcohol: 12,7%
Annual production: 1,200 bottles

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