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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Etna Bianco 'Calderara' by Cottanera is a sublime wine that comes from the soil of Calderara, a mixture of black pumice and basalt, which enhances the typical minerality of Carricante. Cottanera aims to enhance the expressive uniqueness of its vineyards, through a project that aims to translate the voice of its five districts into wine. It is a solar wine with great expressiveness, which releases saline vitality enhancing the sinuous body and the richness of the finish. A White destined for longevity.

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Bianco 'Porticello' by Tenuta di Castellaro is an organic wine dedicated to the history and nature of Lipari, reminiscent of the famous Porticello beach with its pier, where the workers of the pumice quarries transported the loads to be loaded on the ships. The wine restores the suggestions of the saltiness to the eyes and palate. Dry white, straw yellow in color with bright green reflections, which comes from the combination of the vivacity of the native vines of Carricante and the aromaticity of Moscato Bianco and Malvasia delle Lipari. The scent is herbaceous and the fruity notes, with hints of apple, make it fresh and balanced.

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Isolano is the new white born from the partnership between Dolce & Gabbana and Donnafugata, the perfect ambassador of two Made in Italy excellences, united by unconditional love for Sicily, a passion for work and attention to detail. A wine of enveloping elegance and extraordinary volcanic minerality, the result of mountain viticulture on the slopes of Etna. Refined bouquet with fragrant citrus scents, notes of flowering broom and Mediterranean herbs. Isolano is a wine of enveloping elegance which on the palate stands out for its persistence and extraordinary volcanic minerality. Limited edition.


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'Tascante 3 Etna' Gift Box by Tasca Conti d'Almerita contains a selection of three 750 ml bottles. of Etna wines:


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Selection of three wines, white, red and rosé, expression of the verticality of the wines of the Volcano. Available in an elegant decorated wooden gift box and corkscrew.


Etna Bianco 'Montalto' by Tenuta delle Terre Nere is made with pure Carricante grapes, located in the homonymous Contrada, from vineyards on the southern side of Etna, at a height of 900-950 meters above sea level. In this Premier Cru the old vines are from 60 to 90 years old and rest on a deep volcanic soil, mainly volcanic ash, loose with the presence of small stones. White characterized by a voluptuous softness and spicy and warm aromas, underlined by a full alcoholic vigor and a balanced freshness resulting from the combination of full exposure at noon and a very high altitude.

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Etna 'A Puddara' by Tenuta di Fessina is a wine dedicated to Sicily. The name A ’Puddara (the hen or hen) for fishermen and farmers was a signal that indicated the direction in work and life. It is a pure, rigorous Carricante born in Biancavilla at 900 meters above sea level. from vineyards in 1950. It ferments directly in 3500 liter French oak barrels and refines on the fine lees for 6-8 months. A white with a complex bouquet with notes of graphite, orange peel, mango, broom and aromatic herbs. The vertical minerality and high acidity with notes of lemon peel and tropical fruit stand out. The savory and marine finish, of saltiness make it perfect to accompany fish-based dishes. Only 6,000 bottles are produced.


The Etna Bianco DOC 'Sul Vulcano' by Donnafugata, is a declaration of love: a pure wine with a marked minerality that makes you breathe the energy of this unique place located in the center of the Mediterranean. Embracing, fresh and savoury, characterized by distinctive minerality and remarkable persistence. A wine of great elegance and complexity.