Mofete Bianco an organic white wine from the old Palmento Costanzo winery located at Passopisciaro on the northern slopes of the volcano. It is made from Carricante and Catarratto grapes from up to 30 years old vines. It is a wine with a fruity and flowery bouquet with citrus pulp flavor, balsamic and mineral hints. The taste is mineral, sapid and insinuating with a good freshness and persistence.
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|Classification||Etna D.O.C. Bianco|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Grapes||Carricante 70% - Catarratto 30%.|
|Maturation||In stainless steel tanks for 6 months.|
|Pairs with||Perfect with fish and seafood, with appetizers, and soft cheese. Serve at 10-12 °C.|
The Palmento Costanzo vineyards on Mount Etna are located on the north side of Etna, between 650 and 780 meters above sea level in the Santo Spirito district, in the Village of Passopisciaro and the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia. They farm their about ten hectares of vineyards organically. The vines are arranged on a series of centuries-old terraces made of dry lava stones found in the immediate environment.
The soils of contrada Santo Spirito are recognized by many as one of the most important wine-regions within the DOC Etna. The vines are planted in nutrient-rich, brown volcanic sands derived from the degradation of lava deposits and in the vineyards there are some more than 100 years old pre-prephylloxera vines.