Contrada Cavaliere 2021 - Etna Bianco D.O.C. - Benanti

€41.40
Contrada Cavaliere - Etna Bianco D.O.C. from the famous Benanti winery on Mount Etna, is a lovely white wine made from Carricante grapes grown in the Contrada Cavaliere vineyard, on the south-western slope of Mount Etna, at an elevation of almost 950 m. The 50-year-old vines grow in sandy volcanic soil rich in skeleton and minerals. The bouquet has intense aromas, ample and delicate. The taste is dry and mineral, with a pleasant acidity and an aromatic persistence.
072-135/21
White Wine Siciliani

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The Benanti family has been instrumental in Etna’s viticulture throughout history, contributing first hand to its evolution based on an innovative vision with the goal of producing excellent wines. At the end of the nineteenth century Giuseppe Benanti began producing wine from local Etna grapes. Since those first vintages, generations of the family have been making wine on the volcano, and have transformed a passion into mastery for enhancing the peculiarities of indigenous vines in a territory that is indomitable and diverse. The research and creation of authentic wines, capable of celebrating the Etna terroir in its various expressions, have become a distinctive feature of our production.

Since the very beginning in 1988, Giuseppe Benanti has aspired to demonstrate the high potential of Carricante grapes grown in Milo on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna. And indeed, this wine, whose name recalls volcanic landscapes, flint stones, minerals and saline sea breezes, is now unanimously considered one of the most typical, elegant and age-worthy whites in Italy.

072-135/21
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Region
Sicilia
Classification
Etna Bianco D.O.C.
Wine style
Dry white wine
Grapes
Carricante
Vintage
2021
Maturation
The wine was left to mature in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees for 12 months. After this the wine then spends 6 months in the bottle.
Bouquet
Intense aromas, ample and delicate, with hints of orange blossom and ripe apple.
Taste
Dry on the palate, and mineral, with a pleasant acidity and an aromatic persistence of anise and almond on the finish.
Pairs with
It pairs well with all fish-based dishes, even elaborate ones. Serving temperature: 10-12 °C.
Alcohol
12% vol.
Volume
0,75 l
Producer
Benanti

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