Cottanera Etna Bianco 2014
Cottanera takes its name from a small, ancient village, owned by the Cambria family. The vineyards grow on lava stone, 700 meters above sea level, on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. This site was purchased by Francesco Cambria in 1962, seeking a retreat from his career in Messina. In the late 1980s, Francesco’s son Guglielmo decided to build a winery to make his own wine, rather than selling the grapes. In the mid-1990s, he renovated his father’s vineyards to increase density and lower yields, and the first wines labeled as Cottanera were born.
This wine is made from the Carricante grape. Aromas of fresh citrus fruits (predominantly, grapefruit) with slight vegetal notes. On the palate it reveals wonderful body and texture, with the right level of acidity, to give a fresh, long-lasting sensation with some mineral, flint-like notes.
|Region||Italy, Sicily, Etna|