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

2011 rated 94 W&S, 90 WE, 91 Vinous

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

2012 rated 93 WE, 90 WS

2013 rated 92 WE

2014 rated 90 WS, 92 WE, 92 Vinous

2015 rated 90 Vinous






100% Carricante

Location of Vineyards

Linguaglossa, Contrada Martinella




600 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

100% Certified Organic


Volcanic soil with abundant rounded stones.

Type of Cultivation

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


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)..


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

Alcohol Content


Total Production

20,000 bottles


Irene Vaccaro, Loredana Vivera