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Contrada Blandano Etna Bianco DOC

    • Description :

      Appellation: "Etna Bianco" DOC
      Production area: Contrada Blandano - Viagrande Catania, southeast slope of Etna.
      Site climate: High-hill with considerable day-night temperature swings.
      Vines per hectare: 6,500 vertical-trained, bush-trained and spurred cordon-trained.
      Vinification: The destemmed grapes are macerated at a controlled temperature before soft pressing. The must is allowed to settle at low temperatures until completely limpid. After racking, the must is brought to a temperature of 18 °C to encourage fermentation, which is completed at a temperature of 16 °C.
      Maturation: Several months in oak barrel and then in bottle.
      Maximum number of bottles produced: 3,000.

      Grape varieties :

      90% Carricante and 10% Catarratto

      Altitude :

      450m-550m ASL

      Exposure :

      South-East slope of Etna

      Soil :

      Sand of volcanic origin

      Alcohol :

      13.5%

Press Notes

  • Decanter
    • 2014
      91 points
  • The Wine Advocate
    • 2014
      90 points
  • James Suckling
    • 2016
      92 points
    • 2015
      90 points
    • 2014
      94 points
  • Wine Enthusiast
    • 2016
      90 points
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