Al-Cantara Lu Veru Piaciri Etna Sicily 2019

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Al-Cantara Lu Veru Piaciri Etna Sicily 2019

Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Nerello Mascalese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Al-Cantara

Tasting notes - An approachable, fresh and fruity wine with red fruit aromas accompanied by delicate notes of cinnamon and cocoa. 

Al-Cantara Lu Veru Piaciri Etna Sicily 2019

An approachable, fresh and fruity wine with red fruit
aromas accompanied by delicate notes of cinnamon
and wild herbs.
Producer Note
From the slopes of Mount Etna, one of the most distinctive and coveted wine regions in
Europe, Al-Cantàra’s wines reflect the soul of the people and the land. Al-Cantàra
takes its name from the river which 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. 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. 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 organic and biodynamic principles 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.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected at harvest and only ripe, healthy fruit was vinified.
Fermentation took place on the skins lasting for 10 to 12 days at controlled
temperatures of 25°C. Post fermentation maceration lasted for five days extracting
colour, flavour and structure, before the wine was pressed off the skins. 50% of the wine
was aged in stainless steel for two years; 50% spent one year in barriques and
tonneaux, followed by a further year in stainless steel. The wine received a further 12
months bottle ageing prior to release.
Tasting Note
An approachable, fresh and fruity wine with red fruit aromas accompanied by delicate
notes of cinnamon and wild herbs.
Grape
Nerello Mascalese 100%

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Vintage 2019
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