By continuing to shop we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies, otherwise you can find more information here.
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.