Tornatore – Etna bianco contrada pietrarizzo 750 ml


The Pietrarizzo Contrada, since the last century, is considered by the natives of the area, one of the finest cru.
The used vines are Carricante with a small percentage of Catarratto.
Serving temperature 12 ° C.


AREA OF PRODUCTION: Castiglione di Sicilia, northern slopes of mount Etna
CONTRADA: Pietrarizzo
GROWING SISTEM: Counter-espalier
PRUNING SYSTEM: Cordon pruned and tied-up vine
YIELD PER HECTARE: 60 quintals
HARVEST PERIOD: 2th dacade of October
WINEMAKING SYSTEM: The grapes are harvested by hand in small crates and quickly brought to the winery where and manually selected on a beltconveyor. Destemmed and slightly crushed, they are sent to the vertical press where they are gently pressed. The must is clarified at low temperatures, and left to ferment at 15/16 °C in wooden barrels of 50 hectoliters before being bottled. After the fermentation the wine obtained rests on the lees for 5 months.
AGING: About 5 months in wooden barrels and than 3 months bottle.
COLOR AND TASTING NOTES: Intense straw yellow ,with light green reflections. Pleasant hints of exotic fruits, especially of grapefruit and white peach, mark the nose of this wine which shows its true identity on the palate with a pleasant flavor and freshness complemented by an extraordinary minerality and light taste sweetness.


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