Hauner Salina Bianco 2018
Brilliant straw yellow with flashes of deep gold, the elegant bouquet recalls strawberries, sage, and exotic fruit and citrus confirmed on a crisp, appealing palate.
VARIETY: 60% Inzolia & 40% Catarratto
VINEYARDS: 25 Year Old Vines on the Aeolian Islands of Salina & Vulcano, North of Sicily, Italy. Northeast Exposure at 1,310 feet above sea level.
VINIFICATION: The grapes undergo thermo-controlled fermentation at low temperature. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks and rested for three months in the bottle before release
TASTING NOTES: Intense straw yellow with flashes of brilliant, burnished gold. Good depth on the nose, the bouquet shows Mediterranean aromas of maquis, citrus and exotic fruit. Great finesse. On the palate, the wine is fresh and appealing, with good persistence and flavor intensity. Winemaker Fabrizio Zardini says “At Hauner we believe that, given the amazing soils, unique landscapes, and fantastic grapes of the Aeolian Islands, we are honor-bound to create wines worthy of such fruit. ” Pair with fish antipasti, pasta with vegetables, seafood risotto, fish dishes with sauce and soft cheeses.