A' Puddara Etna Bianco DOC 2015

Tenuta di Fessina

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Tenuta di Fessina dedicated this wine to Sicily, because, like the hen in the Ovid poem, Sicily is mother to all who live there. Those who look to the night sky can see the Seven Sisters constellation (the Pleiades) outlined elegantly above Mt. Etna, shining over the upper hillside vineyards of Carricante.

Tasting Notes

Straw-yellow in color, aromas of ripe fruits and minerality complement undertones of aromatic herbs, flint, and pears.  On the palate, crisp acidity and a smooth body show how nuanced white wine can become on this island.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with oysters, butter-garlic sauces, potato-crusted cod, and baccalhau à bras.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Etna DOC
Vineyard name:
The Contrada Cavaliere vineyard
Vineyard size:
3 acres
Soil composition:
Volcanic Sandy-Loam
Training method:
Bush
Elevation:
2,970 feet
Vines/acre:
2,400
Yield/acre:
2.8 tons
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1970
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
2009
Bottles produced of this wine:
6,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Carricante
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
21 days
Fermentation temperature:
64-70 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
2-3 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
35 hl
Age of aging container:
One-Fifteen years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months
Length of bottle aging:
9 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.1
Residual sugar:
0.3 g/L
Acidity:
6.5 g/L
Dry extract:
22.0 g/L

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