Wines Carricante

The Carricante Grape

Native to the area around Mount Etna, Sicily, Carricante is a high-altitude grape variety, thriving in the volcanic soils for the past 1,000 years. Its name comes from “carica” meaning load in Italian – thought to represent Carricante’s high-yielding character.

Its crisp white wines have citrus aromas with hints of mint and aniseed but with a marked acidity and strong minerality. The grape variety can also be blended with Catarratto, another Sicilian varietal. It is a late-ripening variety with harvest taking place usually in late September, so the grapes enjoy a long, slow ripening.

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  1. Tenuta Di Fessina, Erse Etna Rosso DOC
    Tenuta Di Fessina, Erse Etna Rosso DOC, 2017
    Sicily
    Carricante, Minella, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese

    From £21.50 per bottle

  2. Tenuta di Fessina A'Puddara Bianco
    Tenuta di Fessina A'Puddara Bianco, 2017
    Sicily
    Carricante

    From £37.20 per bottle

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