Carricante is an old Scilian grape variety which is often compared to Riesling for it's ageing potential, you can see why with this fine example from Gulfi. Pale yellow, lemons and green apples on the nose showing a racy minerality on the palate.
Founded in 1995, Gulfi has quickly gained reputation as one of the finest Sicilian producers of Nero d’Avola and Carricante varietal wines from dry-farmed vineyards planted with old Alberello vines, in historical sites in the Monti Iblei and Pachino areas.
The headquarter of the winery, the cellar and part of the vineyards are found in the Cerasuolo di Vittoria Docg district in southeastern Sicily, deep in the heart of a century-old family estate owned by Vito Catania, a prominent Milanese businessman of Sicilian descent.
Vito Catania began bottling wine at Gulfi from estate-grown Nero d’Avola grapes in 1996 vintage. Short after being founded, Gulfi acquired new vineyards in the Pachino / Val di Noto district, the true cradle whence Nero d’Avola originated and still regarded today as the premium terroir Sicily-wide for this fine indigenous variety.