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This wine from Benanti, Pietramarina Sup. D.O.C. 2009 from Mount Etna (Sicily) is made from vineyards located at 950 meters above sea level. The climate in this area is mixed with considerable rain and humidity and temperature changes throughout the day. The soil is a combination of sand and volcanic rock, rich in minerals. The grape variety used to make this wine is Carricante 100%. The vines are bush trained. They plant at high density with 9,000 vines per hectare. Fermentation takes places in steel tanks at a temperature of 18-20°Celsius. This was a beautiful wine with a rich bouquet of flowers and fruits. On the palate it showed great acidity, minerality and the same aromas that were in evidence on the nose. It also had notes of bitter almond.