_Guy HarcourtWood Ph., FortyFive10_
Wine training, Dalla Terra, London
Our centennial vineyards stretch across the sloping fields of Milo and Santa Maria di Licodia, between Mt Etna top and the Ionian Sea. From their bush-trained vines the Doc Etna Bianco ERSE is produced, blending Carricante with indigenous grape varieties such as Minnella and Catarratto. ERSE, vinified in stainless steel tanks, is our interpretation of a variety which has been considered for a long time a “deluxe” minor wine grape, due to its remarkable characteristics of freshness and longevity.
Denomination: ETNA DOC Bianco
Varietal: Carricante 80%, Minnella and Catarratto 20%
Agronomist: Federico Curtaz
Oenologist: Federico Curtaz
Colour: Straw yellow with green nuances
Nose: delicate, elegant, fruity
Taste: Pleasantly fresh, salty and harmonious
Characteristics of production land
Production area: Milo and Santa Maria di Licodìa
Area under vine: 2,5 ha.
Year of vineyards planting: 1920
Altitude above the sea level: 1000 meters
Type of soil: dark and sandy, with skeleton grain and volcanic hash, typical of the Etna lava flows
Vine density: 6.000 plants per hectare
Training system: alberello
Harvest: October, 20
Yield. per hectare: 70 ql.
Harvest technique: by hands using perforated crates, after a careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and in the cellar
Vinification and ageing
Fermentation: in stainless steel at controlled temperature
Fermentation temperature: 12°/14°
Yearly average production: 6.500 bottles 0,75 l.
Alcohol content: 12°/13°