Etna Bianco Sommitale – LA CONTEA

LA CONTEA producer’s sheet

Sommitale benefits from a unique territory in the world. A fertile soil, lava, mineral combined with the influence of the sea with its winds rich in saltiness. An optimal exposure of the vineyards and a strong temperature range between day and night. Native grapes and tradition combined with modern technology. A lot of passion. All that is needed to produce an excellent wine.

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Additional information



Grape variety




  • Denomination: Etna Bianco Doc

  • Grape variety: 100% Carricante

  • Number of bottles: 3300 bottles 0,75 l


  • Soil: lava with strong presence of pebbles and “ripiddu etneo”

  • Altitude: 450 m a.s.l.

  • Yield: 50-60 quintals per hectare

  • Training system: sapling and counter-espalier

Wine processing

  • Refinement: minimum 6 months in stainless steel

  • Maceration: cryomaceration in steel, fermentation at 16°C


  • Colour: Luminous straw-yellow

  • Bouquet: The nose recalls clear and recognizable hints of orange blossom and jasmine as well as citrus notes of citron peel, white pulp peach and plum. Pleasant vegetal hint and pleasant iodine notes.

  • Taste: In the mouth it is dry, warm and smooth, with an excellent freshness and great balance. Long persistence, pleasant fruity sensation in the finish. Mineral and savory, typically Etna

  • Food paring suggestions: Fried seafood, fish soups and main courses, shellfish. Ideal also with fresh cheeses.

  • Service temperature: 12°C

Analytical data

  • Alcohol: 13,5% Vol

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