Il Musmeci Etna Bianco Superiore DOC 2012

Tenuta di Fessina

  1. Home
  2. Our Brands
  3. Tenuta di Fessina
  4. Il Musmeci Etna Bianco Superiore DOC

This wine is dedicated to the Musmeci family, in particular, Mr. Musmeci, who for so many years looked after these estate vineyards ("I vigne di Fessina") with so much love that today the winery is able to cultivate 80-year-old vines. Winemaker, Gian Domenica Negro, strives for purity in all of his Etna Bianco wines, and with the Musmeci, he is able to realize the full potential of the Carricante grape. 

Tasting Notes

Along with aromas and flavors of flinty minerality and herbs, Musmeci Bianco retains a core of stone fruit and candied citrus with undertones of marzipan and toast.  Marked acidity and minerality carry this wine through a complex, balanced, and long finish that indicates there is plenty of life ahead for this beautiful white wine.  

Food Pairing

Pair with fresh oysters, tuna tartare, and pan-seared sea scallops.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Contrade Caselle, Rinazzo, and Volpare vineyards
Vineyard size:
4 acres
Soil composition:
Volcanic Sandy-Loam
Training method:
Bush
Elevation:
3,300 feet
Vines/acre:
2,400
Yield/acre:
2.8 tons
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1920
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
2012
Bottles produced of this wine:
3,100
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Carricante
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10-12 days
Fermentation temperature:
81-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
2-4 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:
9 months
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.5 %
pH level:
3.1
Residual sugar:
5.0 g/L
Acidity:
7.0 g/L

Other Wines you may like from

Tenuta di Fessina

Erse Etna Bianco DOC

Other White Grape or Blend

View Details

A' Puddara Etna Bianco DOC

Other White Grape or Blend

View Details

Laeneo Sicilia IGT

Nero d'Avola & Nero d'Avola-based Blends

View Details

Erse Etna Rosso DOC

Other Red Grape or Blend

View Details

Il Musmeci Etna Rosso DOC

Other Red Grape or Blend

View Details