Grape variety: Cariccante
100% Carricante, planted on a small parcel with vines cultivated by mass selection by Salvo in over 20 years of activity. The vineyard was planted in part with the ancient Etnean technique of the "mallet cuttings" or “Magliuoli” without grafting. Vineyard cultivation is done by hand using natural products, and transfer and bottling are carried out according to the phases of the moon. The plot is located in the vineyard Caselle, in the municipality of Milo (eastern Etna) at 750 m a.s.l. After the October harvest, the grapes undergo direct pressing of whole grapes with static and natural settling of the must for about 30 hours. Native yeasts were used for the alcoholic fermentation that lasted for 13-15 days in 2,000L wooden barrels, before ageing another 12 months in these barrels. Bottling: in May, in the second year following the harvest.
"The 2021 Etna Bianco VignadiMilo is refined and savory with a tantalizing bouquet that blends young peach with hints of mint and white smoke. This is silky in texture with medium-bodied weight and mineral-tinged orchard fruits that cascade across a core of brisk acidity. The balance here is utterly fantastic, leaving a saline tinge with lingering nectarine and ginger notes."
92 pts, Eric Guido, Vinous