“Savory and mineral with super-concentrated fruit and a tinge of oxidation, a few in the group pegged the wine as savagnin from the Jura….A blend of 95 percent carricante (a white grape that primarily grows on the slopes of Mt. Etna) and 5 percent albanello sourced from old vines in the organic Campo vineyard…It’s aged in a mixture of old tonneaux and barriques for a total of 10 months. You need this wine. Trust” Punch Online Magazine 2015 In 1995, Vito Catania inherited part of the family’s land from his father, who had bought it with his entire savings made in France as a migrant. This was the beginning of Gulfi, a pioneering winery in Sicily re-discovering the Pachino’s prestigious crus. The estate is considered a benchmark for the production of Nero D’Avola. Gulfi’s best-known wines are farmed organically.
From an outstanding estate, a wine that leaves you speechless. Originated from an indigenous vine on the Etna vulcan, the Carricante, mingled with an extremely rare wine, the Albanello.
The “Southern Riesling”. A medley of sensations emerges out of a glass of this straw-yellow nectar: from dried salt to capers, with evident notes of lime, white melon, dried mango and a finish with nuances of pearl barley and shades of honey.
In the mouth, this wine amazes for being so enthralling and bold, well-balanced between acidity and sapidity, with a pronounced mineral feature and an aftertaste rich of iodized notes.
Best to be enjoyed with: definitely, a wine for experts. Accordingly, it should be reserved only for important occasions, particularly with shellfish recipes, for an unforgettable evening.
Libiamo Wines believes that the best way of drinking fine wines is with friends, sharing a joyous and sociable experience. “Libiamo” is an expression meaning “We shall drink!”, used in the famous opera Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. All wines are rare and hard-to-find, as the producing wineries are small “wine boutiques” trying to preserve indigenous grapes and the true quality of wine over the years.