Gulfi Valcanzjria 2014 - White
Gulfi's Valcanzjria is a dry white wine made from Chardonnay-, Carricante- and Albanello grapes. The two latter varieties are typically Sicilian. Carricante is mainly grown along the eastern part of the island, in the area of the Etna volcano. Albanello on the other hand, has almost disappeared and luckily there are driving forces such as Catani to preserve the local tradition and local grapes. Chardonnay is widely known and contributes to the aromatic and fullbodied elements in the wine, while the 2 other grape varieties account for the acid and the complexity of the wine. The wine is aged at least 8 months in steel tanks.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Sicily
- Grape variety : Chardonnay, Carricante, Albanello
- Classification : IGP Sicilia
- Awards : 88/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2014
- Alcohol degree : 13%
- Storage potential : 2-3 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Gulfi's wines is the fruit of Vito Catania's hard work to develop the vineyard which has been in the family estate for 3 generations . In 2011, Gulfi was appointed the "Vineyard of the year" by the wineguide " Migliori vini d'Italia " ( Italy's best wines). With great respect for the ancient Sicilian wine tradition and recognizing the importance of following the laws of nature in agriculture, Vito has since the 90s developed and modernized the family production of wine . Gulfi's wines are todayorganically grown and produced primarily with local Sicilian grape varieties, creating wines with local Sicilian character. The grapes are grown on small typically Sicilian trees called " Alberello " to be able to grow without fertilizers and pesticides in Sicily's relatively extreme climate . Today, the property represents 70 hectars of land in the best parts of the southeastern Sicily's vineyard. The couple figurating on the winelabel symbolizes Eros ( God of love ) and Psyche (Godess of beauty) whose illicit love gave rise to the desire . Gulfi wines has borrowed and adapted this story in which Gulfi represents Eros , whose love for the beautiful Sicilian soil and landscape produces wines that are a true expression of lust. Not a bad metaphor !
Pale yellow color with golden tints. A rich and fruity aroma with hints of ripe apples and pineapple. A dry well balanced palate with good acids, a finale that turns into a taste of almond.