Al-Cantara Luci Luci Etna Sicily 2018


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£155.88 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Carricante 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Al-Cantara

Tasting notes - Aromatic floral notes, golden apples and tropical fruit combine with distinctive mineral notes, characteristic of the Carricante variety. Refreshing and crisp with ample and balanced flavours. 

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Aromatic floral notes, golden apples and tropical fruit combine with distinctive mineral notes, characteristic of the Carricante variety. Refreshing and crisp with ample and balanced flavours.

Producer Note

Al-Cantàra takes its name from the river which, on the slopes of Mountain Etna, flows through the municipality of Randazzo where the winery and the vineyards are located. The 15 hectare vineyard is located at 620 metres above sea level. Although not registered as organic or biodynamic, all the operations related to the vineyard are carried out with total respect for the environment. Al Cantàra also means ‘bridge’ in Arabic which emphasises the link with the Sicilian terroir and symbolises the union between wine, art and poetry. Owner Pucci Giuffrida is a devotee of fine poetry and for this reason all of the names of the wines are inspired by the poems by Sicilian authors.

Vineyard

The vineyard is situated at an elevation of approximately 620 metres above sea level, where warm days and cool nights encourage a long ripening period concentrating the flavours in the grapes while retaining balancing acidity. Planted at a density of 6,000 vines per hectare, the vines are grown in volcanic soils, which are rich in minerals and fossils. The soil is permeable to air and water and is rich in pumice stone and microelements, which allow the plants to produce a complex aromatic profile. The espalier-trained vines are spur pruned. The 10 year old vineyard is cultivated following the principles of organic and biodynamic cultivation and is in conversion to organic status. The organic treatments of sulphur and copper treatments are only used when powdery or downy mildew seriously affect the vineyard. The vine moth is combatted by the use of natural pheromones, which generates confusion in the moth and prevents it from attacking the fruit. The natural microbe bacillus turingensis is used to combat insects; synthetic pesticides are avoided.

Winemaking

The wine was made reductively, with minimal contact with oxygen thus reducing the use of sulphur. The grapes were gently crushed and vinified in inert conditions for 12 to 14 days at 14 to 18°C in stainless steel tanks. The wine received further ageing in stainless steel tanks, without oak influence, in order to preserve the characteristics of the Carricante variety.

Tasting Note

Aromatic floral notes, golden apples and tropical fruit combine with distinctive mineral notes, characteristic of the Carricante variety. Refreshing and crisp with ample and balanced flavours.

Serving Suggestion

A great match with shellfish.

Grape

Carricante 100%

5295318A
10 Items

Data sheet

Vintage
2018
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Sicily

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Al-Cantara Luci Luci Etna Sicily 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Carricante 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Al-Cantara

Tasting notes - Aromatic floral notes, golden apples and tropical fruit combine with distinctive mineral notes, characteristic of the Carricante variety. Refreshing and crisp with ample and balanced flavours. 

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