A great wine created from vines that spread their roots in the volcanic terrain and mountainside climate that only Mount Etna can offer.
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|Wine style||White Sparkling wine, Metodo Classico|
|Pairs with||Excellent aperitif, but also enjoyable during meals. Matches pasta, fish and white meat dishes. Serve at 6-8 C|
|Alcohol||12,0 % vol.|
The Firriato company is one of the largest wine producers in Sicily, currently owning 6 wineries located in various parts of Sicily with very different terroir, which allows the company to produce very different wines. The philosophy has since the start of the company in the 1980’ies been to produce high quality wines, mainly based on indigenous grapes. The innovative Firriato wines have significantly supported the fame and global acceptance of Sicilian wines and made Firriato one of the most famous Sicilian wine producers.
The famous, centuries-old Nerello Mascalese grapes are processed into a sparkling white wine, appealing in the glass and a true example of a clear style. The sparkling process is completed using the “blanc de noirs” method to bring out the sensory characteristics of the Nerello Mascalese grapes. After a light pressing of the grapes still attached to the stalks, vinification occurs inside the winery contained within the typical Etna baglio (old farmhouse) dating back to the 17th century.
Characteristics: distinguished by a white, intense mousse and exuberant bead that make it a sparkling wine of rare intensity. The elegance of Mount Etna’s wines is faithfully interpreted by Gaudensius, which represents a unique and evolving land at the highest level.
Colour: Pale straw yellow tending to bright gold.
Perlage: Numerous tiny bubbles, persistent, fine and elegant.
Bouquet: Clear, very fine and complex, with prevailing scents of berries, crusty bread, aniseed and mineral hints.
Flavour: Complex, well-bodied yet very fine. Lingering, sapid, and mineral with pleasant aftertaste of currants and almonds.
Longevity 5-10 years