2021 Cortese Nostru Carricante Terre Siciliane IGP

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2020 Cortese Nostru Carricante Terre Siciliane IGP

Tasting Notes

Colour

Our Carricante is a pale straw yellow, with some hints of green.

Aroma

The elegant bouquet is a combination of peach, apple, citrus fruits and blossom.

Palate

The palate has a big structure, with excellent acidity, minerality and sapidity and these characteristics give Carricante a particularly long finish.

Viticulture

 

Our Carricante is cultivated at about 400 metres above sea level. As it is so prolific, it is essential to focus a lot of attention on training the vines – which we do using the Guillotmethod. Strict pruning is also absolutely key in order to limit production. Grapes are hand-picked in the early part of September.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand towards the beginning of September. A careful destemming is followed by soft pressing of the grapes. The decantation of the must at low temperature lasts about 48 hours before the start of the fermentation carried out at 17-19 ° C for about 20 days. After fermentation, the wine is decanted and kept on fine lees for about 5 months with frequent battonages.

    Specifications

    Year 2021
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Carricante
    Country Italy
    Alcohol content
    12.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
    Type White Wine
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Dietary Information Certified Organic, Vegan & Vegetarian
    Food Matches Perfect accompaniment to a seafood menu: seafood antipasti, then crab linguine, followed by grilled fish.
    Origin

    Sicily, Vini IGP