Gulfi Carjcanti Carricante / Albanello Organic

Colour: yellow with strong hints of green
Nose: strong, typical, with notes of green apple
Palate: dry, savory, persistent, with pleasant acidity

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Description

Colour: yellow with strong hints of green
Nose: strong, typical, with notes of green apple
Palate: dry, savory, persistent, with pleasant acidity
Serving temperature: 14°C
Matching: excellent with fish dishes
Storage: horizontal in a cool place at a constant temperature not exceeding 18°C
Aging capacity: its characteristic remain unchanged over several years before becoming softer and more complex

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Specifications

APPELLATION
DOC Sicilia Carricante.
REGION
Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa) – Monti Iblei.
VINEYARDS
Vigna Campo, district of Passo Guastella Chiaramonte Gulfi
ALTITUDE
420 mt. a.s.l.
CLIMATE
Temperate Mediterranean
SOIL
Limestone Clay
VARIETY
100% Carricante, an indigenous grape variety from Etna area, according to Alberello training system.
PLANT DENSITY
9.000 vines per hectare
YIELD PER HECTARE
80 qli
VINIFICATION
Grapes are harvested during the third week of September then fermented into white wine with direct pressing in stainless steel tanks and oak barrels, capacity 500L and 2500L.
MATURATION
Natural yeasts, one year in oak barrels, capacity 500L and 2500L, and stainless steel tanks.
AGING
Several months in bottle before launching on the market.

The Producer

The winery, harmoniously integrated into the Chiaramonte landscape, represents the realisation of the Gulfi dream. The business, built between 2007 and 2011, harvests and vinifies grapes from different areas of production, ensuring an all-natural end product through a non-invasive wine making process. This is the last stage of an organic process that even excludes irrigation of the vineyards, accepting a low yield per hectare to promote the healthiness of the fruit.

It is well known that organic farming means quality, genuineness and the honest expression of a territory. It is a form of respect for nature as it involves little to no pollution. But the most important aspect of going organic is that it involves a choice we make in favour of our health. Here is a commitment that GULFI has included in the company’s code of ethics: “Gulfi chooses to respect the health of the consumer, with every means possible and in every productive choice it makes.”

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Awards

Antonio Galloni 90 – 2013
Wine Spectator 86 – 2016
IWSC Silver 2008