Vino di Anna “Jeudi 15 Bianco” Mount Etna 2021

Vino di Anna “Jeudi 15 Bianco” Mount Etna 2021

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Anna Martens and Eric Narioo,Mount Etna, Sicily 

Anna Martens and Eric Narioo made their first wine together on Mount Etna in 2008. In 2010, the couple purchased their first vineyard of old bush vines of Nerello Mascelese in Contrada Crasà, along with a neighbouring, derelict Etnean palmento and wine cellar.
Today, with a team of locals, they cultivate organically, eight hectares of terraced land, divided into small vineyard plots and olive groves scattered across the north face of the volcano. Grapes are hand harvested in September and October and fermented into a range of natural wines, expressive of their “terroir”.
The estate also produces an extra virgin olive oil and rears the rare Sicilian black bee.

This new wine from “Vino di Anna” is made from organically grown white grapes, hand harvested from numerous small vineyards, high on the north face of Mt Etna during the month of September.

40% old vine Grecanico, which includes a large percentage of Grecanico Dorato. These grapes were macerated for one week on skins then fermented in used chestnut barrels (11hl). 40% from the estate’s “Vigna Nave”, which is located on the north-western side of Mt Etna. This high altitude vineyard (1100 metres) was planted 20 years ago to Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Carricante in equal portions. This fruit was 100% whole bunch pressed into a used chestnut barrel. The remaining 20% is a field blend (Carricante, Catarratto, Minnella Bianca, Insolia) which was whole bunch pressed into a 20hl French wooden cask and fermented with indigenous yeasts.
The wines were fermented to dryness, underwent malolactic fermentation, blended together and remained on light lees until bottling in November 2022 without fining or filtration

Mid straw in colour, this wine has attractive citrus notes coupled with white flowers. It is dry, crisp and fresh on the palate with lemon and grapefruit flavours and an underlying salty, minerality.

Grapes: 40% old vine Grecanico, Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Carricante in equal portions.