Al-Cantara Luci Luci Etna Sicily 2019

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Al-Cantara Luci Luci Etna Sicily 2019

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. 

 

Al-Cantara Luci Luci Etna Sicily 2019

A vibrant and concentrated wine with a lovely purity and
minerality typical of the native Carricante grape together
with umami spicy and flinty notes.
ProducerNote
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 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 seven months' ageing
in stainless steel tanks, without oak influence, in order to preserve the characteristics of
the Carricante variety, followed by a minimum of two months bottle ageing.
TastingNote
Aromatic notes of flowers, golden apple and tropical fruit are accompanied by
distinctive mineral overtones, typical of the native Carricante grape. Refreshing and
crisp, with a lovely, spicy finish.
Grape
Carricante 100%

 

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