Chardonnay has adapted well to the Sicilian pedo-climate in areas with significant temperature variability and without excessive heat, such as the mid to high hills and the slopes of Etna. In these conditions it matures gradually, improving its complexity and enriching the variety of its aromas.
Carricante, a rare vine which is native to Etna, is widespread at the highest altitudes of the volcano and in the Ragusa area where it is in contact with other local vines such as Albanello. As a late variety, if grown as a small tree and properly vinified, it produces white wines of great stature, with a fresh and complex nose of apple, orange blossom and anise, as well as a typical acidity that gives it structure and longevity. The wine is at once; dry, harmonic, refreshingly acidic, with a finish of anise and almond.