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Bianco Il Cantante

Bianco Il Cantante is a savory and sharp Etnean white wine, a perfect combination of complexity in the nose and minerality on the palate.

It is produced from bush-trained vines supported by chestnut wood stakes. The vines grow alongside each other, a metre apart, perched along magnificent lavic stone terraces on Europe’s highest active volcano. These vines send their roots down into the volcanic soil generated from the lava rock which, for millennia now, has been rising to the surface to cause spectacular volcanic eruptions covering the whole mountain.

The Gabry vineyard (covering about two hectares) is situated on the northern slopes of Etna near Randazzo, at 1,200 metres above sea level. The vines today are the indigenous Carricante, Grecanico and Minnella varieties. The soil is sandy, rich in minerals and the mountain climate is characterized by notable swings between day and night temperatures.



Tech sheet



From the same producer

> Nero d’Avola

> Etna Rosso


Sicilia IGT Bianco


Vigna Gabry, Randazzo (Northern Etna)

Grape varietals

Carricante, Minnella, Grecanico


Bush trained, 8.000 plants per hectare


1200 m asl


Sandy, volcanic, very rich in minerals, with subacid reaction.


The grapes are harvested manually and selected, brought to the winery in shallow crates, where the whole clusters are soft-crushed. Fermentation in small used barrels at 20 °C.


In barrels for circa 12 months.


After bottling for at least 6 months.

Produced bottles

3.000 (2007 vintage)

Tasting notes

Eye: greenish straw yellow.

Nose: fruity with hints of apple, aniseed, bitter almond.

Palate: dry, harmonic, good structure, rightly acid, spicy aftertaste.