About Etna Wines
The Mount Etna wine region is young by modern standards, yet the native varieties
from the slopes of Europe’s largest active volcano are taking the wine world by storm
Etna Bianco DOC — White wines from Etna are based on the Carricante grape.
Etna Bianco Superiore DOC — White wines from Etna that carry a Superiore status are based on the Carricante grapes exclusively from the contrade (neighborhoods) around Milo, on the eastern slope of the volcano.
Etna Rosato DOC & Etna Rosso DOC — Rosé and Red wines from Etna are based on the Nerello Mascalese grape, with the Nerello Cappuccio as the most important blender for pink and red wines.
Etna Rosso Riserva DOC — Based on Etna Rosso, but the wines must be aged for a minimum of four years, with at least one year in wood and one year in bottle before going to market.
Etna Spumante DOC — A white or rosé vintage sparkling wine made in the classic method from Nerello Mascalese grapes.
While nearly all Etna producers sell their wines in bottle, it is still possible to find wines sold by the liter in taverns, wine shops, and some restaurants.
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