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Estate Tascante

Buonora

Vintage 2018

Historically one of the vineyards used for its acidity and productivity, the Carricante variety is probably one of the most interesting multi-faceted varieties. Mineral and sulfur notes, hints of hydrocarbons, even in the younger vintages. It’s the expression of the vertical elements of the wines of the Volcano. A wine that reflects the nature of the territory it comes from, the Etna Volcano.

  • Grapes: Carricante
  • Appellation: Etna DOC
  • Vineyards: northern slope of the Etna volcano – contrada Feudo (Castiglione di Sicilia) contrada Salice (Milo) – Catania – Sicily
  • Soil: terrace cultivations on volcanogenic sediments
  • Age of vineyard: 2000
  • Elevation: 600 m a.s.l.
  • Vineyard exposure: north
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: guyot
  • Vines per ha: 5,000
  • Yields per ha: 70 ql on average
  • Harvest period: October 1st – 5th
  • Fermentation: in stainless steel tank
  • Fermentation temperature: 16-18°C
  • Duration of fermentation: 12 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: not developed
  • Aging: 4 months in stainless steel tanks with fermenting agents
  • Alcohol content: 12% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,2 – TA 6,5 g/l – RS 0,8 g/l – ET 20,5 g/l

awards

  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 points
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 89/91 points
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2015
Buonora