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Al-Cantara, Luci Luci, Etna, Sicily 2018

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Al-Cantara, 'Luci Luci', Etna, Sicily 2018A vibrant and concentrated wine with a lovely purity and minerality typical of the native Carricante grape together with umami spicy and flinty notes.Producer Note -...

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Vendor: Al Cantara WinesSKU: 52953N/A

Al-Cantara, 'Luci Luci', Etna, Sicily 2018

A vibrant and concentrated wine with a lovely purity and minerality typical of the native Carricante grape together with umami spicy and flinty notes.

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.

Vintage - A cold start to the year was followed by an intensely warm spring, which accelerated budding. Cooler weather followed during May, June and July, which along with some downpours contributed to a reduced yield of 20%. Mild weather from August through to October allowed for a gradual and late ripening which produced white and rosé wines with great aromatic complexity and reds with good phenolic ripeness, body and balancing freshness.

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.

Tasting Note - 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%

Winemaker: Salvo Rizzuto

Region: Sicily Sub region: Etna Country: Italy

Alcohol: 12.5%

Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 2

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Closure: Natural Cork

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Al-Cantara, Luci Luci, Etna, Sicily 2018

£30.50 £29.44