Carricante Field blend

Bright-gold color in the glass. Fresh notes of apple, light tropical scents of pineapple, and toasted notes slowly unfold as the wine sits in the glass. A fresh core of fruit gently opens up on the midpalate and is edged off with a good acidity that lingers on to the end.  It is round, well-balanced and with a smooth long aftertaste.


Technical specifications

  • Appellation

    Comune di Castiglione di Sicilia e Randazzo (CT)

  • Altitude

    750 m. (2250 feet) above sea level

  • Terroir

    black soil, deep porous volcano ash soil with
    traces of sand, very rich in minerals

  • Exposure

    North - North-East

  • Plant density

    8000 vines per hectare

  • Training system


  • Grape variety

    Carricante, Cataratto, Inzolia, Greganico, Minella – a field blend

  • Harvest

    Middle of October

  • Yield per hectare

    6000 kilo

  • Vinification

    The alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation were both carried out in stainless steel tanks

  • Ageing

    The wine aged in stainless steel, while around 20% of it was aged in two French barricques for approximately two and a half months before being reblended with the rest of the mass.


Food pairing

The wine drinks wonderfully on its own, and pairs great with various light antipasti, vegetables like asparagus, avocado, grilled vegetables and salads, on the seaside: steamed and baked cray-fish, scrimps, and mussels, as well as grilled fish. Also seabass with a light cream based sauce is a great match, as well as hard cheeses like Comté and Gruyere.