Cala Cala Bianco a lovely organic white wine from the old Etna winery Calabretta located near Randazzo on the northern slope of Mount Etna. The Grillo vines for this wine grow at an altitude of 750 m and have an age of 13 years. It has intense and persistent scents, fruity notes of apricot and citrus fruit followed by mineral hints and lemon peel. The taste is mineral and fruity, soft and warm.
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|Producer||Azienda Vinicola Calabretta|
|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.T.|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Maturation||In stainless steel tanks for a period.|
|Bouquet||Intense and persistent aromas on the nose, with fruity notes of apricot and citrus fruit in evidence, followed by hints of minerals and lemon peel.|
|Taste||A wine that tastes of stone and volcano, closely linked to its land of origin. Between minerality, yellow fruit and lemon juice, it moves fast in the mouth, still soft, persuasive and warm.|
|Pairs with||Fish-based meals, from starters to main courses, but also with poultry and white meats in sauce. Serve at 10-12 C.|
The Calabretta winery tradition is rooted on Mount Etna. Already in the early 1900s they were producing and exporting large quantities of wine. At the same time, the town of Passopisciaro arose to accommodate the many peasants who were arriving en masse looking for work. This lead to the emergence of many small producers. Today, a century later, Etna is renowned for its wines of character and tradition. In 1997, Massimo & Massimiliano Calabretta built a new winery and started to bottle and sell the Calabretta wines all over the world.
Etna is a volcano of ancient geological origin with an altitude of more than 3.000 meters. The tectonic differences give soils with heterogeneous physical and chemical features. Joining that with different altitude (600 – 1000 m) & sun expositions this give tha basis for producing world class wines with very different characteristics. New Etna Doc lets the producers indicate these differences and the Calabretta Winery produces a broad selection of specialized top wines.