Hierà Rosé is a volcanic rosato wine from the active volcano of Vulcano island in the middle of Mediterranean Sea. A rare wine if you think that on the island there are only 3 producers.
Wine with a distinct personality thanks to the generous contribution of the autochthonous grape Alicante. Hiera Rose has an olfactory profile characterized by ripe red fruit married to fresher balsamic hints and minerals. A fresh caress approaches the palate, rich in acidity that accompanies the persistent almond finish.
Why have we selected this wine?
Hierà is a particularly elegant rosato wine, which combines all the intensity of the best wines of the Aeolian Islands with the finesse that characterises Hauner's wines. Calabrese, Alicante & Nocera are the indigenous grapes which grows at 400mt on the active volcanic island of Vulcano in Sicily. This wine is vinified in steel.
This wine is dedicated by Hauner to the British James Stevenson who attempted wine growing on this island in the late 1800. However, after the huge eruption of 1888 destroyed all the vines, Stevenson left, leaving the island to shepherds until the Hauner's arrival 2000.
The Hauner family
It is towards the end of the 1960s, on the occasion of the usual summer holidays in the Aeolian Islands, that Carlo Hauner begins to think about moving to this fascinating, uncontaminated and in some ways ancestral place. First a painter and then a designer, Salina has a magnetic attraction towards him, a unique island for the views it is able to offer.
It is here that with the passing of the months it gets closer and closer to that grape that the farmers of the area left to dry in the sun after the harvest: Malvasia. The step is short, his passion for wine leads him in a short time to recover some vineyards abandoned by those who had chosen to emigrate and to make them live a new life. It introduces some innovations: it withers the grapes directly on the vine and experiments with some cooling techniques during fermentation. Small revolutions that fascinate experts, starting with Veronelli, and that bring Hauner's Malvasia to the table of some of the best restaurants of those years.
With the passage of time his fame strengthened, the winery grew and became more and more one of the protagonists of the rebirth of not only Sicilian but also Italian wine.
Today it is a reality carried on by his son Carlo Junior, but what has remained unchanged is the constant attention to quality and territorial adherence that have made Hauner's wines famous in the world. Bright and elegant whites and reds, irresistible.
A curiosity, the labels on the bottles are picturing some of the painting from the Carlo Senior. Today the grandchild Andrea is slowly taking the lead of the winery.
|APPELLATION:||Terre di Sicilia IGT|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||40% Calabrese, 40% Alicante, 20% Nocera|
|AGING:||Barrique 6 months, bottle 4 months|