Al-Cantara, O'Scuru O'Scuru

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Al-Cantara, O'Scuru O'Scuru Perfumed aromas of ripe forest fruits are enveloped by hints of spice and vanilla, silky, warm and elegant on the palate. Producer Note: From the slopes of Mount Etna,...

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Vendor: Al Cantara WinesSKU: 52963N/A

Al-Cantara, O'Scuru O'Scuru

Perfumed aromas of ripe forest fruits are enveloped by hints of spice and vanilla, silky, warm 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-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 metres above sea level. All the operations related to the vineyard are carried out with total respect for the environment. Al Cantà ra 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 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.

Winemaking: 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 fermentation took place, and it matured for 12 months on the fine lees. The wine was then aged for a further year in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Note: Vibrant aromas of ripe forest fruits are enveloped by hints of spice and vanilla. Silky smooth and warming on the palate with ripe fruit through to a persistent finish.

Grape: Nerello Mascalese 100%

Winemaker: Salvo Rizzuto

Region: Sicily

Subregion: Etna

Country: Italy

Alcohol: 14%

Body Value: C (A is light, E is full-bodied)

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, O'Scuru O'Scuru

£30.50 £29.44