Al-Cantara 'O' Scuru O' Scuru Etna Sicily 2018

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Al-Cantara 'O' Scuru O' Scuru Etna Sicily 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Nerello Mascalese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Al-Cantara

Tasting notes - Vibrant aromas of ripe forest fruits are enveloped by hints of spice and vanilla, leading to a warming palate with soft tannins and a persistent finish. 

Al-Cantara 'O' Scuru O' Scuru Etna Sicily 2018

Perfumed aromas of ripe forest fruits and rosehips are
enveloped by hints of leather and vanilla, silky, savoury
and elegant on the palate.
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.
The grapes come from a single vineyard of 50 to 60 year old vines known as 'Vigna
Vecchia Contrada Feudo S.Anastasia'. It 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 vines are bush
trained as per the traditional method. The old vines are cultivated following organic
and biodynamic principles and the vineyard 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 grapes were manually harvested in small baskets and immediately destemmed
and pressed. The crushed grapes were fermented on the skins at temperatures of 26 to
28°C. The wine underwent post fermentation maceration on the skins for one week,
extracting colour and structure from the skins and pips. The wine was transferred to 500
litre oak tonneaux where malolactic conversion took place, and it matured for 12
months on the fine lees. The wine was then aged for a further year in stainless steel
Tasting Note
Perfumed aromas of ripe forest fruits are enveloped by hints of spice and vanilla. Silky
smooth, warm and elegant on the palate with ripe fruit through to a persistent finish.
Nerello Mascalese 100%

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