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Al-Cantara Luci Luci Etna Sicily 2019

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Al-Cantara Luci Luci Etna Sicily 2019

  • Grapes Carricante 100%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Sicily Etna
  • Abv 13 %
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Salvo Rizzuto
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Aromatic notes of flowers, golden apples, and tropical fruit are accompanied by distinctive mineral overtones, typical of the native Carricante grape. Refreshing and crisp, with a lovely, spicy finish.

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 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 affects 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.

From the slopes of Mount Etna, one of the most distinctive and coveted wine regions in Europe, Al-Cantara’s wines reflect the soul of the people and the land. Al-Cantara 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 620 meters above sea level. All the operations related to the vineyard are carried out with total respect for the environment. Al Cantara also means ‘bridge’ in Arabic which emphasizes the link with the Sicilian terroir and symbolizes 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. 

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