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Carricante

The carricante is an ancient white grape variety that has always been grown on the slopes of the volcano, especially at higher altitudes, where, at times, the nerello mascalese struggles to complete its maturation. Its name derives from the Sicilian expression "u carricanti", which underlines the abundant production of its plants, capable of filling the grape carts. It is traditionally grown as a sapling, on soils of volcanic sands rich in minerals. Its terroir of choice is the splendid landscape of the eastern slope of Etna, which descends towards the sea from the top of the volcano. The cool climate and the remarkable temperature changes between day and night, contribute to give the grapes intense aromas and flavors. In the past, the carricante was often vinified as a blend with other grape varieties grown on Etna, such as catarratto, minnella bianca and inzolia. Today it is more and more often vinified in purity and constitutes the main base of Etna Bianco Doc.

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Luci Luci by Al-Cantàra is prepared with Carricante grapes. Straw yellow quite substantial. The nose shows notes of white flowers and fresh fruit yellow apple and tropical fruit accompanied by mineral notes. Fresh, ample, with a good flavor. Excellent to taste with seasoned cheese, white meat and shellfish.

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€18.00 €25.71 -30%

Luci Luci by Al-Cantàra is prepared with Carricante grapes. Straw yellow quite substantial. The nose shows notes of white flowers and fresh fruit yellow apple and tropical fruit accompanied by mineral notes. Fresh, ample, with a good flavor. Excellent to taste with seasoned cheese, white meat and shellfish.

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€17.00 €21.25 -20%

'Erse' Etna DOC White, the latest addition to Fessina’s range, is the steel-vinified version of the Carricante, a blend of 20% Minnella and Catarratto, grape varieties native to the Etnean area and grown in our Rovittello vineyards. Catarratto and Minnella grapes contribute to the wine’s aromatic structure. Carricante gives the wine its fruit-driven style as well as its savouriness and unique acidity. Erse White is meant to be a fresh, young and frank wine, easily drinkable and with marked minerality. It is made from a blend of Carricante grapes grown in Milo and Santa Maria di Licodìa.

€14.50 €20.71 -30%

'Etna Bianco' by Planeta is made in the winery of Feudo di Mezzo, located in the heart of the Etnea viticulture. From Carricante grapes partially fermented in barriques, in search of a current expression of this noble vine cultivated in the splendid and unique terroir of the Etna. On the palate it is juicy and full with notes of yellow plums and prickly pears.

 

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