Graci Etna Bianco DOC 2022
GRACI ETNA WHITE DOC
Grape varieties: Carricante 70% Catarratto 30%
Graci cultivates only Etna vines, respecting the territory, tradition and peculiarities of the vintage.
Only native grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese, Carricante and Catarratto. Great attention to sustainability. Cultivation of vineyards under a certified organic system. Very careful selections and pursuit of full maturity while limiting yields in the vineyard to a minimum. Rigorous approach in the cellar in pursuit of precision and finesse. Vinification and aging take place in concrete tanks, vats and large barrels made from very long aged wood. All work is aimed at indulging the personality of the vines while keeping intact the diversity and nuances between one vintage and the next, in the belief that only by indulging and respecting the natural expression of a great territory can we have wines capable of excitement.
Alcohol content : 12% vol
Grape origin: 2.5 ha vineyard in contrada Arcurìa, hamlet of Passopisciaro, municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia, northern slope of Etna at 600 m above sea level
Type of planting: espalier bred sapling
Strain density per ha: 6,300
Soils: Brown, volcanic soils rich in skeleton, sandy to sandy loam, neutral ph, noncalcareous, rich to very rich in iron and high in nitrogen
Treatments: sulfur and copper
Harvest date: mid-October
Vinification: in concrete tanks, after slow pressing without the use of selected yeasts
Aging: in cement tanks, on the lees for eight months