Passopisciaro, Terre Siciliane Passobianco 2017Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Andrea Franchetti works with two different vineyard projects, Tenuta di Trinoro in Tuscany and Passopisciaro in Sicily. Both were rough projects as the Tuscan vines were started from scratch while the Sicilian vines were planted on the slopes of Mt. Etna, the famous active volcano. The vines at Mt. Etna were reclaimed having been previously abandoned. Each wine Andrea makes showcases its vintage, site, and variety, whether in Tuscany or Sicily.
Carricante is known as the classic white variety of Etna, but has been swapped for a Burgundian-inspired Chardonnay. The harvest is a particular one, as day by day, clusters are harvested a little at a time when ripe. The wine is then aged in bottle for two years before its release.