Historically a grape variety used for its acidity and productivity, Carricante may be one of today’s most interesting and multifaceted varieties. Minerality, sulfurous notes, and with aging, some hints of petrol. It is an expression of the verticality of Etna wines. A wine that reflects the nature of the landscape from which it comes, Etna.
A blend of grapes from the various zones of Tenuta Tascante located on the Northern Etna slope between the towns of Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia, predominately made up of a terrace in Contrada Sciaranuova.
Volcanic in origin with formations from different eras.
1. Flavor intensity
Appellation: White – Etna DOC
Vineyards: Northern slope of the Etna volcano – contrada Feudo (Castiglione di Sicilia) contrada Salice (Milo) – Catania – Sicily
Soil: Terraces on volcanic sediments
Year planted: 2000
Elevation: 600 m.a.s.l.
Training System: espalier
Pruning System: guyot
Vines per ha: 5,000
Yield per ha: 72 ql on average
Harvest period: from 29 September to 18 October 2022
Climate trends: dry and cold winter, warm spring with low rainfall. Hot summer, with good rainfall in August
Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature: 16-18°
Duration of fermentation: 12 days
Malolactic fermentation: not carried out
Aging: in stainless steel tanks on lees for 4 months
Alcohol content: 12.5% Vol.
Wine Analytical Data: pH 3.30 – TA 5.8g/l – RS 0.6 g/l – TE 18.5 g/l
- Vintage 2021Guide James SucklingAward 91/100
- Vintage 2021Guide VinousAward 93/100