Tenuta di Fessina A Puddara Etna Bianco DOC 2019
DENOMINATION: Etna Bianco D.O.C.
VARIETY: 100% Carricante
COLOR: straw yellow with green highlights
PERFUMES: graphite, orange peel, mango, broom, herbs.
FLAVOUR: vertical minerality, high acidity, lemon zest, tropical fruit. Candied entry with buttery notes and savory, sea salt finish
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRODUCTION AREA
ZONE OF PRODUCTION: Biancavilla
VITAGED SURFACE: 2 ha
VINEYARD YEAR: 1950 Biancavilla
ALTITUDE S.L.M: 900 mt
HARVEST DATE: October
YIELD PER HA: 5,500 kg
VINIFICATION: crushing without destemming after careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and on the sorting belt in the winery soft pressing with separation of musts cold static decantation
FERMENTATION: direct fermentation in 3500-liter French oak barrels
AGING: aging on fine lees for 6-8 months
2019 vintage weather trend
The 2019 vintage will be remembered as one of the best of the current decade; the winter was clement on the Southwest side, with harsh and cold, but not too much rain. Spring, on the other hand, saw cold peaks until late April, with a slow opening of the buds and a general slowdown in the vegetative phase until late June, where temperatures rose abruptly, melting the snows on the summit of the Volcano and steeply increasing temperatures until the end of August; in fact, in the summer months there was very little precipitation and dry, parched weather. September and October were marked by a slight increase in precipitation and clear weather with powerful temperature ranges and very cold nights. Overall, the grapes, despite a small and noticeable reduction in quantity, benefited from the splendid vintage, ensuring excellent quality and excellent concentration. The 2019 A’Puddara is taut on the nose, with hints of orange blossom, tangerine, graphite and broom, with a slight hydrocarbon and herbaceous hint. In the mouth, it is green, vertical and very iodized, with a saline and persistent finish with marked acidity.