The vineyards of Vini Eudes are located 750-770 meters on Etna’s eastern slopes: high above the strip of land that separates Sicily’s defining volcano from the Ionian Sea. Giovanni Messina and Laura Torrisi have young plantings of carricante and catarratto and one parcel of ungrafted nerello mascalese vines, planted 100 to 130 years ago. Monte Gorna’s black sand and pumice soils are rich in potassium and minerals, poor in organic matter, and highly porous—ideal conditions for long, slow, healthy vine growth. Giovanni and Laura are committed to organic farming, hand harvests, and clean, temperature-controlled fermentations in stainless steel.
Eudes 2018 "Bianco di Monte" Etna Bianco DOC
Located in Contrada Monte Gorna, the vineyard from which Bianco di Monte comes is very stony, rich in minerals, pumice skeleton, and trace elements, including iron, copper, and silica. A peculiar characteristic of the soil is its intensely dark color.
Once the grapes for Bianco di Monte arrive in the cellar, they are gently pressed, and the must fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Post fermentation, Bianco di Monte is racked into stainless steel, a minimal dose of SO2 and temperature control block malo to give full expression to the mountain freshness of the wines. What follows is 15 months of elevage on the fine lees with simple batonnage. After light filtration, the wine is bottled and aged a further twelve months before release.
- Etna Bianco DOC
- Organic under Bioagricert
- Volcanic, sand
- 15 mos. stainless steel, 12 mos. in bottle
- Stainless steel
- 750 ml
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