Producer: Carlo Hauner

Grape: 60% Inzolia and 40% Catarratto

Region: Salina and Vulcano, Sicily

Zone: Salina Bianco IGP

Producer Info: 

Carlo Hauner was an extraordinary man. Born in Brescia in 1927, Carlo established a brilliant international reputation as an artist and designer. Visiting the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily for the first time in 1963, he fell in love with their natural beauty and, in particular, the famous Malvasia dessert wines.

These seven volcanic islands, now UNESCO World Heritage Sites, had been left decimated by mass emigration, much of it to Australia, following phylloxera and two world wars.  Carlo is credited with bringing the Islands Malvasia dolce back to life, described by Gambero Rosso as “flaunting nuances of Mediterranean scrubland and delicious echoes of candied citrus”.

The range also includes a refreshing white from Cataratto and Inzolia; juicy and fruit forward Rosso from Nero d’Avola and Nerello Mascalese and the stunning Hiera, made from Nero d’Avola, Alicante and Nocera.

All the labels feature artwork by Carlo, drawing on the natural beauty and colours of Salina; reds and oranges of the moon and dawn, the black of the volcano and the blue of the sea.

Tasting note:

Herbal and citrus fruit forward wine made from 60% Inzolia grapes and 40% Catarratto grapes on 25 year old vineyards. On the nose is sage, peach and lemon zest. Briny sea spray, juniper and pineapple flavours mixed with fresh acidity on the textured palate.

Growing System: Guyot

Soil Composition:  limestone soil

Production: made in stainless steel with no malolactic.

Alcohol (%): 12.5%