Gulfi Carjcanti 2018

Type: White
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Grape Variety: Caricante, Albanello
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Climate: Temperate Mediterranean climate characterised by significant temperature variations
Terroir: Vines grow on medium clayey calcareous soil
Winemaking: The grapes harvested in the second half of September are vinified in steel and in 225 and 500-litre barrels. The refinement takes place in both steel and wood for at least a year, and for several months in the bottle

Color: Straw yellow with golden reflections
Nose: Hints of ripe tropical fruit, citrus and mimosa, ending with pleasant mineral and vanilla notes
Palate: Fresh and buttery elegant taste with a remarkable persistence

About the Winery:
Established in 1996 by Vito Catania, Gulfi is founded on the principles of nurturing traditional vineyards with organic viticulture and vinifying in a non-intrusive way. Catania, with the guidance of the legendary Salvo Foti, has carefully selected vineyards around Pachino and Val di Noto, in Sicily’s extreme South East – the finest terroir for Nero d’Avola – to highlight the diversity of the site and the pedigree of variety.

Gulfi focuses primarily on Sicily’s emblematic grape, Nero d’Avola, and through it, articulates the territorial differences of their vineyards with an extensive range of ‘cru’ wines. From the pulpy and juicy Rossojbleo to the darkly nuanced Nerobuffaleffj, Gulfi captures Nero d’Avola in all its moods. In Addition to Nero d’Avola in purezza, they also produce the classic DOCG of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, and two whites, ‘Valcanzjria’, employing Chardonnay, Carricante and Albanello, and ‘Carricantji’, which is predominantly Carricante with a little Albanello.