Al-Cantara A Nutturna Terre Siciliane Sicily 2020

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Al-Cantara A Nutturna Terre Siciliane Sicily 2020

Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Nerello Mascalese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Al-Cantara

Tasting notes - Complex aromas of pineapple, wild floral notes and spice combine with hints of liquorice, herbs and mint give way to a fresh and fruity palate. Dry and full flavoured with mineral notes leading to a satisfying finish.

Al-Cantara A Nutturna Terre Siciliane Sicily 2020

Mouthwatering yet creamy with layered flavours of fresh
raspberry combined with mint and fennel and a lovely
lifted mineral finish.
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 15 hectare vineyard is situated in the Contrada Feudo S. Anastasia 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
14 year old espalier-trained vines are spur cordon pruned. They 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.
Winemaking
This white wine is made from the dark-skinned red variety Nerello Mascalese. The whole
grapes were pressed and vinified reductively with low sulphur content. Fermentation
took place with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks and lasted for 12 to 14 days at
controlled temperatures of 14 to 18°C. Following fermentation, the wine rested on its fine
lees between four to six months at low temperatures with stirring three times per week
to impart texture and delicate complexity. The wine was made using organic methods
and received three months bottle ageing prior to release.
Tasting Note
Complex aromas of pineapple, wild floral notes and spice combine with hints of
liquorice, herbs and mint give way to a fresh and fruity palate. Dry and full flavoured
with mineral notes leading to a satisfying finish.
Grape
Nerello Mascalese 100%

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Vintage 2020
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