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Carjcanti - 2019


4.13 / 5.0

white still, dry
IGP Terre Siciliane, Italy
926 UAH, 908 UAH, 1053 UAH
not available
Gulfi Carjcanti 2019


4.10 / 5.0750 ml@Garage · Gulfi: enduring romance

Cracking open the Gulfi Carjcanti 2019 is like letting a crisp breeze into the room. The nose dives into green apple and white flowers, before hitting a chalkboard and scattering shells around. On the palate, it's a mineral spring that's been charged to precision, teetering on the edge of perfect balance. It doesn’t scream for attention but rather, lays down a sophisticated, nuanced trail. Fresh, mineral, and articulate without being a show-off.

Wine #1 on Gulfi: enduring romance event.

4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Home

Gulfi makes a wonderful Carricante that can easily outperform many Etna wines. It is fresh, mineral and nuanced. Green apple, white flowers and shells. Mineral and fresh mouthfeel. Precise and almost perfectly balanced.

4.10 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Double trouble

Tasting together with 2017 and 2015. The youngest vintage is fresh, mineral and detailed. Green apple, quince, apple blossoms and shells. The marine notes reveal themselves more on the palate. Precise, fresh and well-balanced. Great acidity. Incredible value.

Wine #1 on Double trouble event.


The fact that my relations with Sicilian wines are special might be something obvious. But not many people know that it all started with Gulfi stand at the very first Kyiv Wine festival. When we met, I was already tired (e.g. drunk). I almost passed by, disgusted by my own weakness, when a Gulfi representative (apologies, I don't remember her name) stopped me and offered a glass of their wine. I looked at the representative welcoming face. I looked at the naked ass on the label. And I realised there are no reasons to reject this present from Dionysus. And even though I don't remember which wines I tasted exactly, the Gulfi imprint is what I took out of that overly drunk day.

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It is worth mentioning that the naked ass on the label has a meaning. A meaning close enough to what one might think. Meet an ancient mosaic from Villa Romana del Casale located in Piazza Armerina in the province of Enna. This mosaic depicts Eros (Cupid) and Psyche (Beauty). According to the story, out of envy of Venus, they are forced to love each other in secret. But passion rarely goes unnoticed, and in their case, it found a physical manifestation (no puns) in the form of a daughter (no puns, seriously) they called Vulptas (literally meaning 'pleasure'), a goddess of sensual pleasures. And how does it connect to Gulfi? Sicily is Psyche, Gulfi is Eros, and their child is wine, a sensual pleasure.