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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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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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Etna Bianco 'Villa Dei Baroni' by Tenuta Carranco is made with Carricante grapes, an ancient native vine, its name derives from the expression 'u carricanti', and is due to the abundant production of its plants, with which whole wagons were filled of transport. From the incredible quality of the grapes, a wine of great structure and longevity is born. The combination of altitude and cool temperatures typical of Etna, give this wine a complex, savory, intense flavor; and elegant, with fruity notes of green apple and citrus.


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