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Al-Cantara

Sicily (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 5
Average Score:

A Nutturna 2007 A Nutturna 2007
Amuri di Fimmina e Amuri di Matri 2008 Amuri di Fimmina e Amuri di Matri 2008
Cappiddazzu Paga Tuttu 2006 Cappiddazzu Paga Tuttu 2006
Etna Bianco Luci Luci 2007 Etna Bianco Luci Luci 2007
Etna Rosso O' Scuru O' Scuru 2006 Etna Rosso O' Scuru O' Scuru 2006



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A Nutturna 2007, Al-Cantara (Italy)

A Nutturna 2007

Al-Cantara (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grecanico (85%), Gewürztraminer (10%), Other Grapes (5%)
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) A Nutturna shows a pale golden yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of apple, hazelnut and plum followed by aromas of toasted wood, pear, citrus fruits, grapefruit and mineral. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, plum and citrus fruits. A Nutturna ferments in barrique and ages for about one year in cask.

Alcohol: 13%

Roasted fish, Roasted white meat, Stuffed pasta, Mushroom soups

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

September 2009



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Amuri di Fimmina e Amuri di Matri 2008, Al-Cantara (Italy)

Amuri di Fimmina e Amuri di Matri 2008

Al-Cantara (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nerello Mascalese (60%), Nero d'Avola (35%), Other Grapes (5%)
Rose Wine Rose Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) Amuri di Fimmina e Amuri di Matri shows an intense onion skin pink color and nuances of onion skin pink, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of cherry, strawberry and raspberry followed by aromas of cyclamen, blueberry and plum. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is pretty persistent with flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Amuri di Fimmina e Amuri di Matri ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Meat appetizers, Risotto with meat, Fish soups

Suggested glass Young and Crisp Rose Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Young and Crisp Rose Wines)

September 2009



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Cappiddazzu Paga Tuttu 2006, Al-Cantara (Italy)

Cappiddazzu Paga Tuttu 2006

Al-Cantara (Italy)

(Sicily)
Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Sicily) Cappiddazzu Paga Tuttu shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and black currant followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, mace, cocoa and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum. Cappiddazzu Paga Tuttu ages for 12 months in barrique and for 12 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

September 2009



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Etna Bianco Luci Luci 2007, Al-Cantara (Italy)

Etna Bianco Luci Luci 2007

Al-Cantara (Italy)

Etna (Sicily)
Carricante (95%), Grecanico, Albanella, Minnella (5%)
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Etna (Sicily) Etna Bianco Luci Luci shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of apple, plum and almond followed by aromas of hawthorn, pear, broom and mineral. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, plum and almond. Etna Bianco Luci Luci ages for 6 months in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Stuffed pasta, Roasted white meat, Sauteed meat, Roasted fish

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

September 2009



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Etna Rosso O' Scuru O' Scuru 2006, Al-Cantara (Italy)

Etna Rosso O' Scuru O' Scuru 2006

Al-Cantara (Italy)

Etna (Sicily)
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Etna (Sicily) Etna Rosso O' Scuru O' Scuru shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of plum, black cherry and dried violet followed by aromas of blueberry, vanilla, cinnamon, mace and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Etna Rosso O' Scuru O' Scuru ages for 6 months in barrique followed by at least 12 months of aging in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 14%

Pasta with mushrooms, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Mushroom soups

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

September 2009


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