2013 Al-Cantara "Occhi di Ciumi" Sicilia

SKU #1269274 Wine Enthusiast

 Packaged in bottles sporting a colorful, phantasmagorical label, this blend of Carricante and Grecanico opens with a lovely fragrance of white and yellow spring flower, juicy white tree fruit and savory herb. The vibrant palate offers creamy apple and pear, citrus mineral and a note of candied ginger. (KO)  (4/2015)

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/29/2016 | Send Email
The nose of this wine is vibrant, saline, and full of lime leaf with crushed oyster shells and hints of peach. That may sound like a rather diverse mélange of aromas but it really works together; on the palate the wine is vibrant, zippy and refreshing replaying the nose but the minerality takes over in a driving, long finish. As the wine finishes it etches a path down your tongue and seemingly exposes more layers of flavor of peach and wispy hints of lime. This is a sensational accompaniment to scampi, vegetable pasta dishes or shellfish.
Drink from 2016 to 2018

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5