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Etna Bianco DOC ‘Salisire’

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Tasting Notes

The Vivera family planted their carricante vines on the northeastern side of Mt. Etna in 2003. Salisire is made with 100% Carricante grapesgrown organically on volcanic soils at approx. 600mt above sea level.

The name ‘Salisire’ is a combination on two words ‘Sali’ (Uphill) and ‘Sire’ (Sir) as this wine is dedicated to dad Antonino to remember all his efforts in planting this vineyard, the hard work and dedication to create this unique wine.

‘Salisire’ is a straw-yellow color with light greenish reflections.  Floral with scents of pineapple and citrus pith. It seems broad and salty with minerals when first poured, gaining focus with air to become mouthwatering and deliciously cool. Pairs well with oysters and shellfish fried fish, and vegetables.

2010 vintage rated 93 points BEST BUY by Wine & Spirits Magazine (6/14)

2011 vintage rated 94 points Wine & Spirits, 90 points Wine Enthusiast and 91 points from Vinous

2011 vintage listed as one of the TOP 100 WINE OF 2015 by Wine & Spirits Magazine

2012 vintage rated 93 points Wine Enthusiast, 90 points Wine Spectator

Winery

Vivera

Region

Sicilia

Varietal

100% Carricante

Location of Vineyards

Linguaglossa, Contrada Martinella

Orientation

Northeast

Altitude

600 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

100% Certified Organic

Soil

Volcanic soil with abundant rounded stones.

Type of Cultivation

Vertical trellis, spur pruned cordon. 5,500 plants per ha.

Vinification

Carefully selected grapes are hand-picked up to the second week of October. The grapes are de-stemmed and softly pressed without oxygen. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures (57-61F)..

Aging

The wine rests on its fine lees for 12 months and is further refined in bottle for at least 20 months.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

20,000 bottles

Oenologist

Irene Vaccaro, Loredana Vivera