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Cantina Tornatore

Zottorinotto Etna Bianco DOC 2019 Sicilian White Wine - Tornatore

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Tornatore's Etna Bianco DOC "Zottorinotto" 2019 comes from pure Carricante grapes, harvested by hand in the vineyard in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the north side of the volcano. Fermentation and aging in contact with the noble lees are carried out in French oak barriques. A white with a sincere territorial character, which combines elegance and power.

All these qualities make it the ideal white for second courses based on fish and white meats.

Vintage: 2019


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The cultivation of vines and the production of wine by the Tornatore family is a tradition that dates back to 1865 when the current owner's great-grandfather began farming. Then in 1910, Giuseppe, grandfather of the current owner, built a house and a millstone and increased the hectares of vineyards. A family with deep roots in the territory of origin, which in subsequent generations, has never neglected the attachment and respect for it and for traditions, and thanks to the combination of soil, climate and the wisdom of the winemakers, produces wines of the highest quality but above all special and unique.

The vineyards, cultivated on the northern side of Etna, are located at an altitude of 650 m above sea level, in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia with a north-facing exposure.


VARIETY Carricante

AREA OF PRODUCTION ETNA, north side in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia

CONTRADA Zottorinotto

TRAINING SYSTEM Counter-espalier

PRUNING SYSTEM Spurred cordon

YIELD PER HECTARE 60 quintals.

HARVEST PERIOD 2nd decade of October

VINIFICATION SYSTEM The grapes harvested manually in small cas-seven are quickly brought to the cellar where they are subjected to a manual selection on the belt. Destemmed and lightly pressed, they arrive in the press where they are softly pressed. The must obtained is left to ferment, without any temperature control, in 225 liter acacia barriques. After fermentation, the resulting wine rests on the fine lees for about eight months.

AGING About eight months in acacia barrique and 6 months in bottle.

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS Straw yellow with intense golden reflections, marked hints of vanilla, honey, broom flowers and ripe yellow peach. Elegance and persistence on the palate are complemented by the extraordinary complexity and flavor.

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Provincia di produzione
Zona di produzione:
ETNA, versante nord. Castiglione di Sicilia.
Tipo di vino:
Vino Bianco
Etna Bianco D.O.C.
Grado alcolico %
12,5% in Vol.
75 cl.
Straw yellow with intense golden reflections
marked hints of vanilla, honey, broom flowers and ripe yellow peach

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