One of the most representative wines of this beautiful territory is definitely the Etna Bianco DOC. which is obtained from two grape varieties the Carricante and the Catarratto. Bright, straw-yellow color, with fragrant and intense golden reflections, with fresh fruit scones and broom and jasmine flowers, the palate has a dry taste of excellent freshness and minerality, harmonious and balanced.
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Tenuta Monte Gorna is a family business dominated by a pure passion for the land and for wine, a passion that has been handed down from father to son for three generations. Tenuta Monte Gorna is Mount Etna, 760 meters above sea level, in Carpene district, one of 133 Etna districts where they produce wines DOC, along the Wine Road of Etna. A place of wild beauty, in the Regional Park. The company takes its name from one of the craters around Mount Etna and that trace the profile of the slope southeast of the volcano.
The territory: The company is located in the Etna park, slope South / East, in the district Carpene / Monte Gorna to 760 mt. s.l.m. Surrounded by chestnut trees, oaks and junipers that give the vineyard an ideal microclimate for the maturation of the grapes.
The soil: It is of volcanic origin, sandy, rich in texture and organic matter. Arranged in terraces.
Breeding: Espalier, single cordon with sixth. mt. 2.20 x 0.85.
Recognition: Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Presidential Decree 08/11/1968).
Production area: Mount Etna, the slope South / East, at mt. 730 s.l.m.
Climate: Average temperatures with extreme temperature changes between day and night.
Vines: Carricante 60% and 40% Catarratto.
Cultivation Method: Traditional, in the total absence of pesticides, for over ten years practicing organic farming regularly certified.
Winemaking: From white grapes carefully selected, after crushing are criomacerate for 24 hours and then undergo a soft pressing. The must obtained after a period of 48 hours of static settling, is fermented in steel tanks for about a month at a controlled temperature.
Maturation: In steel tanks for 3 months on fine lees.
Color: bright straw yellow with golden highlights.
Bouquet: Intense, with hints of fresh fruit and broom flowers and jasmine.
Taste: Dry, excellent freshness and minerality, harmonious and balanced.
Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
Serving temperature: 10-12 ° C.
Serving suggestions: Excellent with delicate flavor and dishes based on fish and shellfish.
Product: Company Tenuta Monte Gorna