From family run, eco-conscious and old-school Sicilian producer Gulfi, we bring you the best of the best! Based just north of Ragusa but making wines on both the Western coast and further north to the vineyards on and surrounding Mount Etna, we have put together a great mix of their finest vintages! Cultivated using organic farming, they do not irrigate their vines and instead let them find their own balance within the rhythms of nature. Each Gulfi wine is harvested by hand, hiding a precise personality that captures the essence of the unique and world-class terroir their vines call home.
The Wines (4 bottles):
1 bottle 2021 Valcanzaria D.O.C., GULFI, SICILY, ITALY
This 60% Chardonnay and 40% Carricante blend is produced in the countryside of Chiaramonte Gulfi and harvested in late summer/early fall. Intense, rich, full, fruity aromas with hints of apple and exotic fruits. Harmonic dry, with nice acidic taste, with an aftertaste of fennel and almond. Pairs great with fish!
Reviews: 90/100 Antonio Galloni – Vinous, 16/20 Jancis Robinson, 2 Red Glasses Red Shrimp
1 bottle 2021 Rossojbleo I.G.T., GULFI, SICILY, ITALY
100% Nero d’Avola grapes are harvested in late September to start fermentation through a short maceration process at a controlled temperature. Fresh, with lively acidity and characteristic notes of red fruit, flowers, dried herbs and a spicy touch. Pairs with first courses, pasta dishes, white meat and fish.
Reviews: 91 Antonio Galloni – Vinous, 16/20 Jancis Robinson, Golden Star Vinibuoni D’Italia
1 bottle 2020 Nerojbleo D.O.C., GULFI, SICILY, ITALY
Ethereal and intense aromas, typical of red fruits with hints of vanilla, this 100% Nero d’Avola packs a punch. Its characteristics remain unchanged for a long time in bottle before becoming more austere and mature after 3-4 years after harvest. Great with red meat, game and aged cheeses.
Reviews: 93 James Suckling, 92 Nero D'Avola Wine, 91 Antonio Galloni – Vinous, 90 Wine Advocate
1 bottle 2017 Sanlore D.O.C., GULFI, SICILY, ITALY
Produced in the red, sandy soil of Vigna San Lorenzo this vintage is their most elegant 100% Nero d’Avola. Deep ruby red with violet reflections, this wine has complex aromas of flowers and red fruit providing a harmonious and fruity taste that persists on the palate. Amazing with red meat, game and aged cheeses.
Reviews: 94 points James Suckling, 95 points xtraWine, 94 points Vinous