Etna Bianco

Etna D.O.C.

100% Carricante

This wine is produced in our Feudo di Mezzo winery, lying in the centre of Etna’s wine growing area, from Carricante grapes partially fermented in barriques. This is the result of searching for an expression of this noble grape cultivated in the unique and splendid terroir of Etna.


Etna Bianco
2015 James Suckling 92
Falstaff 90
Vini Buoni d'Italia 4 stelle
2014 James Suckling 91
Vinous 91
Wine Advocate Robert Parker 90
Decanter World Wine Awards Silver (90 pt.)
Sommelier Wine Award Silver
Wine Spectator 88
Jancis Robinson 16,5
2013 Wine Enthusiast 92
James Suckling 90
Wine Spectator 89
2012 Decanter World Wine Awards Silver
2010 Jancis Robinson 16,5




Above sea level



21°Average temperature


Farming system


Planting density

5.000 vines per hectare



Cloudiness 40%
Humidity 81%
Wind 5.1mh ←

First Vintage


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  • 2012
  • 2013
  • The amount is 10% higher compared to the 2011 vintage that was particularly poor, about 5% below average. Mount Etna The harvest seems to have a tremendous potential and we will be able to know more next year. Undoubtedly, this year the usual elegance of these wines grown on the volcano will give way to the power of the alcohol and tannins. However, this vintage seems to be characterized by wines with an above-average quality. The grapes are healthy and perfectly intact. This is definitely important for a mountain harvest, which by its very nature tends towards the rainy season.
  • It would be hard to imagine two harvests more different than those of 2012 and 2013. After the hot wines of last year, we have perhaps returned to a vintage more in the ‘Etna style’. A long dry summer, but not too hot, just perfect. However we did need the September rains, and the rain arrived and never seemed to finish! We waited patiently, and then a miracle arrived. On 15th October a sort of Indian Summer arrived and completely turned the vintage around. On Etna it is essential to harvest late to ensure the quality of the reds. It seems early to say but it seems that the whites indicate minerals and Nerello its variety.

Time of Harvest





The grapes are picked into crates and at once refrigerated at 8⁰C; selected by hand and sent for light destalking and soft pressing; the decanted must is racked and ferments at 15⁰C, in inox stainless steel and 15% of the must in tonneaux; the wine obtained remains on the lees with continuous movement until February


Alcohol Content



Aging Capacity

from 5 to 7 years

Tasting Notes
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
The Carricante grapes from Etna always give us great satisfaction as the combination of black sand and altitude provide distinct aromas and three dimensional flavours.
In this vintage we find notes of white acacia flowers, fresh almonds and mountain peaches.
On the palate it is juicy and full of hints of yellow plums and prickly pear.
Perfect with raw fish and fresh fruit, with fish appetisers, and soft cheese. Also a refined aperitif.
With Casa Planeta’s Kitchen

Cod with milk


2 large cods, about 800 g (1 lb. 12 oz.) each

500 g / 1 lb. 1 oz. fish used for soup (goatfish, hake, etc.)

1 carrot, peeled

1 celery stalk

5 yellow potatoes, diced

2 lemons

3 bay leaves


Wash the fish. Fill a large baking dish with water, two lemons cut in quarters, the bay leaves, carrot, celery and diced potatoes.

Cook until the potatoes are almost tender, then add the small fish (goatfish, hake, etc.), and continue to cook for at least a

further 15 minutes until the potatoes are done. Remove from the heat. Clean each of the fish; eliminate the lemon quarters and bay leaves. Put everything else that’s left in a food processor and blend to get a light-colored stock. Filter the liquid.

Wash the cods under running water and then cook them in a casserole dish with the fish stock for at least 15 minutes. The fish

can be cooked either in the oven or on the stove, as long as the dish used to cook them is covered with foil.

When the fish are ready, trim away what shouldn’t be eaten and cut them into fillets. In a deep dish, serve two fillets covered with

the hot fish stock per person.

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