White Wines - Etna Bianco DOC 'Contrada Calderara' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cottanera - Cottanera - 1
White Wines - Etna Bianco DOC 'Contrada Calderara' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cottanera - Cottanera - 2
White Wines - Etna Bianco DOC 'Contrada Calderara' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cottanera - Cottanera - 3

Etna Bianco DOC 'Contrada Calderara' 2018 (750 ml.) - Cottanera

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Product Category
White Wine
Etna Bianco DOC
Grape / Raw material
Vintage - Cuvée
750 ml.
IT - Sicily
Alcohol Content
12.5% vol.
Service Temperature
8° - 10° C.
Suggested Glass
Calyx thin long-stemmed
Gambero Rosso 2 Glasses, Bibenda 4 Bunches
Robert Parker 93/100, Luca Maroni 92/100
Food Matches
Raw Fish, Seafood - Shellfish, Fish plates, Pasta or Rice with Fish, Rice & Risotto, Deep Fried Plates
Color: straw yellow Bouquet: fine and expressed with hints of white melon, peach, geranium and broom Taste: fresh, with good structure and minerality, balanced and harmonious.
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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.

To be included among those that are today the most important, even by extension, companies in the Etna area, that of Cottanera is a wine-making reality that was born as a hazelnut grove in the early 1960s, thanks to the work of the grandfather of the current owners, Francesco Cambria.

We are at an altitude of about seven hundred meters above sea level, in the Catania municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, in a beautiful area on the northern side of the volcano, characterized by a territorial context particularly suited to agriculture, an ideal condition for conversion to a vineyard. started in the early 70s, and continued decisively in the 90s. It is in that period, in fact, that all the plots have seen a progressive modernization, with the entry of varieties including international ones, and it is also in that period that the company park has reached the current one hundred hectares, of which about 65 are currently planted with vineyards.

Among the rows, the autochthonous carricante, nerello mascalese and inzolia grapes grow alongside syrah, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot grapes. Vines grown in full respect of nature, environment and ecosystem, produce valuable, pure, rich and concentrated fruits in all their organoleptic nuances. Bunches that in the cellar are interpreted in the sign of those that are the most ancient local traditions, enhancing and enhancing all that the territory and the season have created.

Those that are produced today by the Castiglione di Sicilia winery are wines with a strong modern character, at the same time as fascinating as they are elegant in revealing their unmistakable Sicilian soul.

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