Appellation: Etna Bianco DOC
Type: white, dry
Grape varieties: 70% Carricante, 30% Cataratto
Production area: Passopisciaro (on the northeast slope of Mt. Etna)
Vineyard: Contrada Arcurìa
Vineyard exposition and altitude: East, 600 meters (1,970 feet)
Vineyard soil type: Sandy, black and dark brown, of volcanic origin, rich in iron and nitrogen
Vine training method: Albarello (bush) for the ungrafted vines; spalliera (vertical trellis with cane pruning) for the newer vines.
Time and method of harvest: End of October, manual
Yield: 6000 Kg/Ha (2.7 tons/acre)
Vinification: Natural, without the addition of selected yeasts, in cement
Aging: In cement, on the lees
Percentage alcohol: 13%
Annual production: 9,000 bottles
Tasting Notes: Recommended pairings: Fish, white meat, fresh cheeses.