All the freshness and minerality of the Volcano

LE SABBIE DELL'ETNA

DOC Etna

Catarratto, Carricante

Le Sabbie dell’Etna Bianco is a wine that is fully established in Firriato’s history. A label of the volcano’s pioneering oenology; it combines the qualities of Carricante and Catarratto—two vines that are symbolic of Etna’s viticultural tradition. The terroir is completely different from the rest of Sicily, with cold winters and less intense sunlight. The grapes here have slower ripening times and take on their fragrant aromas in a more linear way. Freshness and fragrance distinguish this wine together with its persistent tangy taste. Le Sabbie dell’Etna Bianco bewitches the senses with its aromas and flavour. The volcanic soil characterised by its high drainage capacity gives the grapes, and therefore the wine, a unique minerality enriched by the aromatic profile of Carricante, which in vinification gives elegant nuances of white fruit; and the supporting structure of Catarratto.

Le Sabbie dell’Etna Bianco is a wine that is fully established in Firriato’s history. A label of the volcano’s pioneering oenology; it combines the qualities of Carricante and Catarratto—two vines that are symbolic of Etna’s viticultural tradition. The terroir is completely different from the rest of Sicily, with cold winters and less intense sunlight.


  • Appellation: DOC  Etna
  • Vine:  Catarratto, Carricante
  • Terroir: Cavanera Etnea
  • Soil: loamy –sandy of volcanic origin, highly draining
  • Exposure: north-east ( 720  mt a.s.l)
SENSORIAL PROFILE & WINEMAKING
SENSORIAL PROFILE & WINEMAKING

Production Area

Tenuta di Cavanera Etnea

The Cavanera Etnea Estate is located on the north-eastern slope of the Volcano. It is an area characterised by its young, predominantly sandy loam soil, which has a high drainage capacity and mineral content, including phosphorous, magnesium and potassium.

Le Sabbie dell'Etna Bianco

Etna and Carricante a thousand-year old union

The name Carricante most probably derives from the abundance of fruit the plant produces. Wine produced from Carricante grapes is particularly fine and soft; straw-yellow in colour it is ideal for blending with other more full-bodied and structured grape varieties like Catarratto. Etna Bianco DOC’s blend brings to the palate the precise nose of Carricante and the more complex structure of Catarratto, once again celebrating Firriato’s production philosophy: to produce wines with strong territorial identities.

LE SABBIE DELL'ETNA BIANCO

The characteristics of vintages

LE SABBIE DELL'ETNA BIANCO

Awards

Paired with

Italian rice salad

Place a large container in the refrigerator.Start cooking the rice.Make the 4 hard boiled eggs.Dice the cooked ham and the Emmental cheese. Cut the olives into slices (two or three slices per olive).Cook the peas.Finish cooking the rice a few minutes before reaching the time indicated on the package.Take the container you previously placed in the refrigerator, and place the rice inside to cool.Cut the eggs into slices.

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