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Tenute Nicosia Fondo Filara Etna Bianco DOC

2018

In a Nutshell

Crisp and mineral with great depth and texture.

Tasting Notes

Pronounced and complex nose with savoury, nutty aromas and hints of fennel and white spice. Ripe and textured with lightly honeyed stone fruit, balanced by minerality and sappy acidity.

Production Notes

The Carricante and Catarratto grapes are grown on poor volcanic soil at Nicosia's organically-farmed Contrada Monte Gorna vineyard, at an altitude of around 700m. The fruit is hand harvested well into October. The carefully selected grapes are cold macerated for 24 hours and, after destemming, are pressed softly. The juice is left to ferment at a controlled temperature of 15-18°C for approximately 20-25 days. The wine is bottled in January following a short maturation in tonneaux.

Grape Blend

60%

Carricante

40%

Catarratto

Producer - Cantine Nicosia

Cantine Nicosia is based in the Etna region, on the east coast of Sicily – home to some of the country’s more premium and interesting wines. Here Carmelo Nicosia, along with sons Franceso and Graziano (5th generation), have developed their family business into one of Etna’s most important wine producers. Their Trecastagni winery is where tradition meets ultra-modern technology.

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Detailed Information

Type

White

Country

Italy

Region

Sicily

Vintage

2018

Size

0.75L

ABV

13%

Grape

Carricante, Catarratto

Viticulture

Organic

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£14.60

8 in stock

Press Quotes & Awards

Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

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