• "Rosà" Rosato Sicilia DOC 2017 (BIO)

      “Rosà" Rosato Sicilia DOC 2017 (BIO)

      Pale pink. Smells finely of strawberries and herbs, on the palate again herbs and an interesting cherry note. Juicy and captivating the overall impression. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19164017 ·  0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      11,90 €
    • "Valcanzjria" Bianco Sicilia DOC 2017 (BIO)

      “Valcanzjria” Bianco Sicilia DOC 2017 (BIO)

      Valcanzjria is a cuvée of Chardonnay, Carricante and Albanello. Scent of white flowers and lime with a fine fresh, oxidative note, full-bodied and at the same time fresh in taste. The attentive taster will find the typical terroir traces of the flint stone. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay, 45% Carricante, 5% Albanello
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 8 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 25,00 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19160117 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping5 units available

      11,90 €
    • "Rossojbleo" Rosso Sicilia DOC 2017 (BIO)

      “Rossojbleo” Rosso Sicilia DOC 2017 (BIO)

      A wonderful introduction to the world of Gulfi: precise aromas of red sour cherries, stone minerals and aromatic herbs. Fresh and juicy, with a delicate spicy note and a refreshing aftertaste in the long finish. A charming, medium-bodied wine with a harmonious taste and a wonderful drinking flow. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Almost like a sour cherry juice in the fragrance, light sweetness in the beginning, then an ancient tannin with a slightly greenish background, fresh acidity, but the intense fruit keeps the whole in balance and gives the wine an animating charisma." Falstaff

      • Falstaff:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,70 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19162217 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 2017 (BIO)

      Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 2017 (BIO)

      An extraordinary Cerasuolo di Vittoria, full of character and power, made of equal parts of Frappato and Nero d'Avola. Brilliant ruby, mineral, vital, yet mature and elegant, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, dark ruby red. In the nose full cherries, ripe raspberries, then earthy tones, noble mushrooms. Smooth and soft on the palate, opens on fresh raspberry syrup, salty, stretches a beautiful arch, promising." Falstaff

      "An elegant red, creamy and medium-bodied, featuring a bright profile of rich and ripe black raspberry, sandalwood, mineral and dried herb flavors. Round and well-knit, with a lasting finish of fruit, citrus and spice notes." Wine Spectator

      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Slow Wine:Vino Slow
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Nero d'Avola, 50% Frappato
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 8 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,85 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,86 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,65 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: mushroom ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19162917 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Carjcanti" Sicilia Carricante DOC 2015 (BIO)

      “Carjcanti” Sicilia Carricante DOC 2015 (BIO)

      The Carjcanti deserves applause from own vineyards of Etna. Yellow, with green reflections. The bouquet reminds of apple, pineapple, brown butter and cinnamon, very aromatic on the palate, long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A complex, smoky and flinty character and a fresh pineapple aroma run through this wine from the first impression on the nose, through the rather sleek, medium-bodied palate to the long, racy yet delicate finish. From organically grown grapes." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,90 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19160215 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Nerobaronj" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2012 (BIO)

      “Nerobaronj” Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2012 (BIO)

      Deep ruby red. Intense scent of raspberry, red cherry, violet and spices. Sweet, spicy and yet light-footed, it convinces with a great inner energy that gives the red fruits, herbs and mineral aromas an impressive expression. In the never-ending finish, Nerobaronj shows itself vibrant and with distinctive tannin, which gives additional emphasis. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright full ruby. Nuanced, scented nose combines raspberry, tobacco, leather, earth and a saline note. Chewy, juicy and complex, with harmonious acidity nicely framing the wine's savory plum, tobacco and underbrush flavors. Finishes intense and mineral, with substantial but smooth tannins and a repeating savory, earthy quality. Good already now, but can be enjoyed over the next 12 years or so." Antonio Galloni

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months Barrique/Tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 35,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,30 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: Pork ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19163112 · 0,75 l · 33,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      24,90 €
    • "Reseca" Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane IGT 2012 (BIO)

      “Reseca” Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane IGT 2012 (BIO)

      Sweet cherries, dried flowers, liquorice and spices in the bouquet. Also on the palate the elegant style continues with silky tannin and restraint in all components. A rather slim red with all the advantages of the volcanic terroir of Etna. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Vivid red. Fresh spice-and floral-accented aromas of strawberry and cola, with a flinty topnote. Smooth and expressive on the palate, offering sweet if not especially dense red and dark cherry flavors complicated by a touch of cumin and mint. Polished tannins provide support on the fresh, brisk, lovely finish. Like the 2011 Reseca, this is not a monster of concentration." Antonio Galloni

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months small wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,40 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,30 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Food Recommendations: Tatar
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19163412 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      29,90 €
    • "Neromaccarj" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2012 (BIO)

      “Neromaccarj” Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2012 (BIO)

      Dark colour, beautiful bouquet of Mediterranean herbs and balsamic notes, ripe, fruity morel, rich in silky tannins, the splendid Nero d'Avola-located wine Neromaccarj. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright red-ruby. Vibrant nose offers intense aromas of pomegranate, raspberry, dried violet, and menthol. Then glides effortlessly over the tongue, like liquid silk, with superb sappiness and energy to the savory flavors of red fruits, clove and candied violet. Offers compelling inner-mouth perfume, finishing with polished tannins, lovely balance and a creamy sweet nuance at the back. One of the loveliest vintages of NeroMaccarj I have memory of." Antonio Galloni

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months Barrique/Tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,30 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,80 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: Fillet of Angus beef
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19162112 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      29,90 €
    • "Nerosanlorè" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2012 (BIO)

      “Nerosanlorè" Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2012 (BIO)

      An extraordinary character and powerful Nero d'Avola is the Nerosanlorè. From a beautiful vineyard in Pacchino, the area of origin of the famous vine. Mineral, vital, mature, elegant, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby-red. Refined, highly complex aromas of blueberry, flint, exotic spices, faded flowers, cumin and cardamom. Enters bright, juicy and penetrating, with terrific mid-palate energy and a brooding quality to the very deep but currently subtle spicy red and blue fruit flavors. Rises impressively on the perfumed, elegant back end, which features smooth fine-grained tannins, a restrained sweetness and a lingering flinty nuance. Remarkably deep, complex NeroSanlorè that is great to drink right now (like all Gulfi’s 2012s) but will keep." Antonio Galloni

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months Barrique/Tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,50 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Food Recommendations: tartar
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19162412 · 0,75 l · 46,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      34,90 €
    • "Nerobufaleffj" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2013 (BIO)

      “Nerobufaleffj” Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2013 (BIO)

      Nerobafaleffj is a very unusual wine for Sicily. It offers an aromatic intensity not found anywhere else in southern Italy. The bouquet is explosive with strong cherries, dried blackberries, tobacco and spices. Subtle echoes of cinnamon and crushed carnation. An exotic red of high concentration and power with a wonderfully complex, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fresh brambleberries, dried herbs, raspberries and spices. Medium body, bright acidity, medium-chewy tannins and a fruity finish. From organically grown grapes." James Suckling

      "A pure expression of Nero d'Avola, the 2013 Sicilia Nerobufaleffj (with only 3,600 bottles produced) is a thickly textured and dark red wine with ripe fruit aromas that segue to tar, road paving, spice and black licorice. Now that we are five years after the harvest, the wine is also showing slightly aged notes of sweet barbecue smoke and crushed granite rock. Black olive and Sicilian caper also make subtle aromatic appearances. The Bufaleffi vineyard site shows a unique array of colored soils with black clay, white limestone rock and red sand." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months Barrique/Tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,40 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Food Recommendations: braised beef with rosemary
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19162513 · 0,75 l · 46,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      34,90 €
    • "Reseca" Rosso Sicilia IGT 2008 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Reseca” Rosso Sicilia IGT 2008 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Reseca, a Nerello Mascalese from Etna, radiates the full personality of its grape variety and terroir. Sweet cherries, dried flowers, liquorice and spices in the bouquet. The elegant style also continues on the palate - with silky tannins and restraint in all components. Very special and very different from the Nero d'Avola, who presses Gulfi in Pachino. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Healthy mid ruby. Hints of dried fruit and cherry, tobacco leaf and sweet, earthy beetroot. Smoky minerally edge. Succulent juicy fruit framed by powdery tannins. Almost Pinot Noir-like structure, and real concentration on the finish. Still very young. Well-judged oak. Tannic for the moment." Jancis Robinson

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nerello
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months small wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,40 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,30 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Tatar
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19163908 · 1,5 l · 39,99 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping1 unit available

      69,50 €59,99 €
    • "Nerobufaleffj" Nero d'Avola IGT 2009 (BIO) <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Nerobufaleffj” Nero d’Avola IGT 2009 (BIO) · MAGNUM in OWC

      Focused Nero d'Avola with blackberry aromas and notes of wild mushrooms. Full body with firm core, excellently structured, silky tannins, long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Made with organically farmed fruit, the wine delivers a level of aromatic intensity that is rare to see anywhere in southern Italy. The bouquet is explosive with bold cherry, dried blackberry, tobacco and spice. There is a very noticeable tone of cinnamon stick or crushed clove as well. The wine is deeply endowed with exotic or Indian spice. It is unusual to see a red wine of this concentration and power made with Nero d'Avola. The 2009 vintage also delivers evolved tones of licorice, tar and resin that add complexity to the overall presentation." Robert Parker

      "Elegant, with a lovely blend of juicy cherry and berry fruit, raisin, spice box, tobacco and smoke, backed by sculpted tannins and juicy acidity. Offers a dusty, herb-tinged finish." Wine Spectator

      "Deep ruby-red. Musky red cherry, raspberry, peppery tobacco and faded flowers on the nose; grew fresher and more expressive as it opened in the glass. Juicy, sweet and seductive, with a primary crushed fruit character and lovely purity of flavor. Rather tightly wound and less sweet and creamy than the 2008 version, but with better precision and lovely spicy red berry, quinine and underbrush flavors lingering on the perfumed, suave finish. The Bufaleffj vineyard is characterized by an extremely complex soil makeup of volcanic origin; located near Pachino, it is without question one of the true grand crus for Nero d'Avola in Sicily." Antonio Galloni

      • Bibenda:
      • Guide l'Espresso:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique and Tonneau
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,10 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,40 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Food Recommendations: braised beef with rosemary
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-014
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      19163709 · 1,5 l · 46,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping1 unit available

      69,90 €
    About the winemakers
    Gulfi
    Sicily
    Gulfi

    From the climatically very favoured extreme south of Sicily between Vittoria, Noto and Pachino, exciting wines have been coming for decades, which do not at all resemble the sometimes even jam-sweet tasting Nero d'Avola plants from other island regions. The most important wine of this princely grape variety is the family winery Gulfi from the small town of Chiaramonte Gulfi, advised by the oenologist and agronomist Salvo Foti, for its unmistakable style. The fascinating, complex and fine-tuned organic wines of the visionary and determined owner of the Vito Catania estate vary greatly depending on the soil conditions and the extension of the vineyards. However, they all ripen under excellent conditions and have a surprisingly fresh acid structure.

    The history of the Gulfi winery in the province of Ragusa began with a farm inherited from the father with a vineyard in the cool and calcareous Monti Iblei. Immediately Vito Catania, who already as a child followed the technical discussions of the parents in the domestic environment with interest, drove the development despite smaller setbacks briskly forward. The Milanese businessman with Sicilian roots quickly developed the beautiful property into a model business. From the very beginning, Catania's declared aim has been to produce wines that reflect their terroir uncompromisingly, without quickly following ephemeral fashion trends. Especially the Nero d'Avola helped the Catania/Foti leadership duo, building on the tradition of previous generations, to reassert themselves and establish a clear identity.

    With manure improved by green manure, the soils which are particularly suitable for viticulture and very diverse from a geological point of view are made fertile. Additional irrigation is not required in plots planted almost exclusively with autochthonous varieties, such as the ancient white Carricante grape. The vines, which are up to 70 years old, are raised in the classic Alberello system. It should also be mentioned that the Catania family selected clones from Etna and planted them together with some Chardonnay grapes from Burgundy on the slopes of the Monti Iblei.

    The Gulfi winery is located near Randazzo (on Mount Etna), Chiaramonte Gulfi (in the southwest) and Pachino (in the east at sea level). The historical plots of Maccari, Bufaleffi, Baroni and San Lorenzo, acquired in the Val di Noto and recultivated with great effort, provide the grapes for some of Sicily's most expressive single vineyard wines, which can be enjoyed without regret even at an advanced age. The vinification of all Kreszenzen is carried out as naturally as possible and without falsifying technical tricks, the aging in wooden barrels very carefully. SUPERIORE.DE

    "When I think of producers of Nero d’Avola wines, comes to mind as one of the first names Gulfi. The winery produces some vineyard wines that offer the chance to explore the different nuances of this great Sicilian variety."Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1996
    • Owner: Vito Catania
    • Oenologist: Salvo Foti
    • Annual production: approx. 300,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 75 hectares
    • Biologically certified cultivation