Benanti 2017 'Noblesse' Brut Carricante Metodo Classico, Terre Siciliane IGT
Item Number: 15572
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Carricante
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic sands, rich in minerals
Elevation: 2,300 to 2,800 feet asl
The first vintage of Noblesse Brut Metodo Classico was created in 2002. It was the very first and still extremely rare sparkling wine made from Carricante, the noble indigenous white grape of the Etna volcano. Noblesse is dry, fine, and delicate, and is only produced in very small quantities.
Vineyard Notes: Noblesse is produced from a selection of Carricante grapes from vineyards on the eastern and southern slopes of Mount Etna. It is a mountain climate: humid, rainy and at times snowy in winter, with very high ventilation, luminosity and diurnal range. The vines range between 20 and 60 years old.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are manually harvested and softly pressed without any destemming. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C. The wine is left to mature on its lees until late spring, when it is bottled with selected yeasts to induce the second fermentation. The disgorgement and dosage occur after 24 months. The wine then rests for at least three months.
Tasting Notes: The wine is pale straw yellow with bright greenish tints and it has numerous, fine, and persistent bubbles. Intense on the nose, with delicate scents of orange, lemon flower, and ripe apple. On the palate it is dry and elegant with a pleasant acidity and nice aromatic persistence. The Noblesse Brut Metodo Classico is a sparkling wine that can be served throughout a meal, especially with delicate fried fish and seafood recipes.