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Tornatore Etna Bianco DOC Contrada Pietrarizzo 2022

Floral driven fresh white with a mineral core. Natives consider the Pietrarizzo district to be one of the finest crus.
Carricante and Catarratto
  • $62.00
  • $73.00

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Citrus Fruit, Mineral, and Stone Fruit, Creamy / Buttery

BODY: Medium
DRYNESS:
Dry
ACIDITY:
Medium +
TANNIN:
Light
ALCOHOL (%):
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: Sicily, Italy

Grape Varietals:

Carricante and Catarratto

Winemaking:

Destemmed and On Lees Ageing

Maturation: 7-12 Months Wood Tanks

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
Grilled chicken, cod puttanesca with spinach and spaghetti, salmon and broccoli quiche

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Fish stir fry, Hokkien Mee, Teppanyaki chicken

Description

 Tornatore Etna Bianco Contrada Pietrarizzo 2022

Grape Varietal & Region: Carricante and a small percentage of Catarratto. The grapes come from Tornatore's vineyards in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the northern side of Mount Etna. The vines are arranged in terraces, growing in deep and very fertile volcanic soils. The climate is characterised by mild temperatures, reflecting the influence of the mountain reliefs from that side (Nebrodi). The result is a late maturing environment and the predominant altitude promotes strong thermal excursions.

Taste Profile: Tornatore Etna Bianco Contrada Pietrarizzo has a rich and pleasant nose of grapefruit and white peaches. The aromas follow through to a savoury, fresh and fruit medium-bodied palate. The freshness and flavour of the wine is beautifully complemented by an extraordinary minerality and light sweetness on the finish. 

Winemaking Process: Manual harvesting of the grapes in small crates. The fruit is quickly brought to the winery where they go through manual selection on a belt conveyor. Destemming and slight crushing of the fruit before they are sent to the vertical press for gentle pressing. Clarification of the must at low temperatures, then it is left to ferment at 15–16°C in wooden barrels of 50 hectoliters. After fermentation, the wine rests on lees for 5 months before bottling and bottle ageing for 3 months.