Alicant - Etna
Alicant has a rich, ruby color. Its intense notes of ripe blackberry, black cherry, blackcurrant, and plum are enhanced by the subtle aroma of cocoa powder. With a ripe, balanced palate, this captivating red boasts a long, persistent finish.
Full of character with smooth tannins and a bold structure
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are among the most popular varietals in the world. In fact, even if you don’t drink wine, you’ve probably heard of Cabernet Sauvignon! One of the most widely planted grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in the warm, dry climate of Sicily’s lower lying areas.
While the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are among the most popular in the world, Grenache grapes are less known. Yet surprisingly, Grenache grapes are responsible for producing some of the world’s most exquisite wines. Grown at the higher altitudes of Sicily’s active volcano, Mt. Etna, Grenache grapes are equally as important to the wine world as their more popular counterpart. These grapes possess the unmistakable flavor of candied fruit infused with cinnamon undertones. No wonder they are used to produce amazing wines!
Together, the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes (<90%) and the Grenache grapes (>10%) create the perfect marriage of spicy black currant and sweet matured fruits.
It's all in the name...
Alicant - Short for 'Alicante,' Alicant is Italian for the Grenache grapes that produce Gambino’s extraordinary red wine. Grenache is the Spanish name for Cannonau grapes. The Cannonau grapes are native to the island of Sardinia, north of Sicily.
What We Love About This Wine
- Alicant contains an intense ruby red color and the inviting aroma of mature red fruits (think blackberry, cherry, blackcurrant and plum) followed by hints of cocoa and spices.
- A well-balanced wine, Alicant is full of character with smooth tannins and a bold structure. The perfect blend of two of our favorite grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (<90%) and Grenache (>10%) leave a pleasant with a lingering finish on the palate.
- Refined in an oak container for 12 months, this wine is best served between 64F-68F.