Carjcanti

Carricante albanello

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Carjcanti

An intuition. A challenge. This ring true when transporting the Carricante roots, accustomed to the ashes and lapilli of Etna, to the limestone hills of Hyblea. And when bringing Carricante into contact with the legendary charisma of Albanello, the thousand-year-old vine that was saved from oblivion by intense passion. The Carjcanti vine, thus, embodies a meeting between desire and knowledge, love and beauty, a balance that gives a unique flavour to our dreams.

The vineyard

The grapes used for the vinification of Carjcanti come from Vigna Campo, located in Chiaramonte Gulfi, in Val Canzeria. Vigna Campo covers about 1.5 hectares, with a planting density of 9,000 vines per hectare. The Carricante vines have been selected among the best in Etna. There is a temperate, Mediterranean climate which is characterised by significant temperature ranges. Calcareous, fairly clayey soil. Fan-shaped training method (modified sapling). The non-irrigated vineyard yields no more than 75 quintals per hectare.

The vines

Carricante, a rare vine which is native to Etna, is widespread at the highest altitudes of the volcano and in the Ragusa area. As a late variety, if grown as a small tree and properly vinified, it produces white wines of great stature, with a fresh and complex nose of apple, orange blossom and anise, as well as a typical acidity that
gives it structure and longevity.

Vinification and refinement

The grapes, harvested in the second half of September, are vinified in stainless steel tanks and in 225 and 500 litre barrels. Refinement takes place in both steel and wood containers for at least one year, and for several months in bottle before release.

Food pairings

The lively acidity and the prevailing undertones of Mediterranean herbs make this wine a perfect pair to sophisticated fish dishes, shellfish and seafood. It also pairs well with soft and fragrant vegetables, perhaps enriched with fresh cheeses. We recommend a serving temperature of between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius.

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