Nerello Mascalese & Nero d'Avola from the UNESCO volcanic island of Salina (Aeolian Islands, Sicily). Ruby red with evident hues of violet, intense consistency. The nose notices ample aromas of blackberries and wild cherries with spicy hints of vanilla and licorice. Intense calibrated tannins, hot and dry, hit the palate, persistent yet soft and enveloping.
Why have we selected this wine?
This is a unique blend of two of the most famous and precious Sicilian grapes. As a result of the numerous eruptions, the soil is very fertile and produces wines with vibrant aromas and strong notes of minerality.
Short fermentation which preserves the quality of the fruit, the wine ages in steel vessels before resting for 3 months in the bottle prior release.
We highly recommend this wine to be served slightly fresh. Great for a fresh summer evening.
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.
|NAME:||Rosso Salina - Salina IGT|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||60% Nerello Mascalese, 40% Nero D'Avola|
|VINIFICATION:||Stainless Steel at controlled temperature|
|AGING:||1 year in stainless steel/td>|