Ever heard of these indigenous grapes?
Variety of 95% Carricante and 5% Albanello (Sicily)
Gulfi – Carjcanti 2014 (88 tsomw points)
In the glass a light golden yellow color with green reflections.
On the nose intense aromas of volcanic earth, green apple, lemon tart with hints of vanilla, nuts and almond.
On the palate medium/full-bodied, dry with great interplay between a waxy density and refreshing acidity. Rich mouthfeel with little minerality. Nice light spicy finish with anise tones.
It paired great with the tuna lasagne. Will also be great with pasta and risotto.
VALCANZJRIA was created from a blend of several Chardonnay clones, grown on the plain of Chiaramonte Gulfi and Carricante. The Chardonnay lends the wine its aromatic richness and roundness, allowing it to express organoleptic characteristics as early as the spring following the harvest. Carricante, on the other hand, draw out the acidity, complexity and tartness which evolve over time, as well as help to maintain the freshness and aromatic intensity of the wine for up to two to three years after the vintage.
Production area: Val Canzeria, Chiaramonte Gulfi (RG).
Vigna Muti on which the grapes for VALCANZJRIA are grown is located in Val Canzeria at 400 meters above sea level in the commune of Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa) in southeastern Sicily. Canzeria is the original Arab name meaning "place of the wild boars." The temperate Mediterranean climate is distinguished by wide-ranging temperatures. The soil is calcareous and moderately clayish. The vineyard was planted in 1999 with a planting density is 8,300 vines per hectare.
Website winery: www.gulfi.it