Al-Cantàra’s wines are from the slopes of Mount Etna, one of the most distinctive and coveted wine regions in Europe, they reflect the soul of the people and the land. Al-Cantàra 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 at 620 metres above sea level. All the operations related to the vineyard are carried out with total respect for the environment. Al Cantàra 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.
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.
Aromatic notes of flowers, golden apple and tropical fruit are accompanied by distinctive mineral overtones, typical of the native Carricante grape. Refreshing and crisp, with a lovely, spicy finish.
Complex aromas of pineapple, wild floral notes and spice combine with hints of liquorice, herbs and mint to prelude a fresh and fruity palate. Dry and full flavoured with mineral notes leading to a satisfying finish.