Here at CantinAmena we make wine with the passion of those who love and enjoy it above all. For this reason, we always explore new points of view: the musical combination is a stimulating and completely personal vision, which suits our wines.
For example, try to imagine the contrast between the hints of apricot and citrus fruit in Divitia. It reminded us of Peace by Ornette Coleman, a magnificent piece where improvisation is freed from musical constraints, where every instrument is linked to the temperament of others, where pathos is the thing that slips into your throat and reconciles you with the world. Peace, indeed. Or perhaps think of the orchestral version of The Lady Rachel by Kevin Ayers: sublime existential melancholy, elegant nostalgia and the joy of living at the same time. Just a sip and Divitia makes a hint disappear to make it then reappear by enchantment within the other feeling that has taken its place. An eccentric wine, therefore, recommended to solitary dandies and the decadent.
In Arcana, however, the name itself tells of a kind mystery, like the dark fruit contained inside. It seems to immerse itself in the Hammond organ flurries of Hymn to Mother Earth by Afreaka: carnal Afro-Caribbean movements tempered by liturgical choirs. It seems to sink into the shamanic ballad of I’m the One by Annette Peacok, where the languid, soft blues is illuminated by flares of soul music. A wine with a secret intensity, dedicated to those who love to investigate intimacy and get lost in its possible explanations. Perhaps without choosing any of them.
Finally, Patientia: an exquisite, dense structure like that of Nina Simone in Ain’t got no… I’ve got Life. A robust overwhelming feeling like a chorus made up of few notes which at the same time hides many surprises, taste after taste. For this reason, with Patientia we also love combining a composition which at first seems contradictory, just like the second of the Trois Gymnopédies by Erik Satie. Patientia is enjoyed on two parallel dimensions which would seemingly never touch each other and this is its main virtue. It is a wine which is not at all superficial, dedicated to a passionate audience.