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Inhabiting the slopes of Mt Etna in Sicily for the last thousand years...

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Inhabiting the slopes of Mt Etna in Sicily for the last thousand years, Carricante is the dominant grape in the Etna Bianco DOC blends, with Catarratto as the minor blending partner (if used at all). The best examples come from volcanic soils at higher altitudes where a marked diurnal temperature shift favors slow and steady ripening and the development of Carricante’s naturally high acidity.

Perfect Food Pairings for Carricante

Grilled tuna skewers & scallopine, chickpea fritters, Sicilian Timballo, caponata

Sommelier Secret for Carricante

A vine variety capable of high yields if not tended to properly, Carricante gets its name from, carica, the Italian word for “load.”

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