A special white wine, from the highest vineyards, located between 900 and 1.000 m. asl from ungrafted vines. At the upper limit of where vineyards were planted on Etna, this white wine combines the characteristics of great wines: profoundness, density, high acidity with minerality and texture.
Vineyard: Tartaraci (1000m. asl) and Zacchino Pietre (920m. asl)Exposure: Tartaraci: North; Zacchino Pietre: East-North-East
Average age of vines: 60 to 90+ yearsVinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapesFermentation: skin maceration with only indigenous yeasts for approximately 4 daysAging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 1500 liters to 2500 liters for 18 months and another 18 months in bottleFining: NoFiltering: Before bottling with cartridges of 0.8 micronAnnual production: approx. 300 magnums
Grecanico Dorato 60%, Carricante 10%, Coda di Volpe 30% (all ungrafted)
Winemaking Alcoholic fermentation with authoctone yeasts with contact with the skins for 60 days Aging Some months in neutral resin vats of 1500 or 2500 litres