Hauner Salina Rosso 2014
60% Nero d’Avola / 40% Nerello Mascalese. The wine is aged in stainless steel, followed by three months of bottle aging. Ruby red with an ample bouquet of black cherries and blackberries, with notes of toasted vanilla.
VARIETY: 60% Nero d’Avola & 40% Nerello Mascalese
VINEYARDS: From 25 year old vines on the Aeolian Island of Salina, north of Sicily, Italy The vineyard is located 1,310 feet above sea level on Volcanic soil.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are hand picked in the 1st week of September. The must is warmed prior to fermentation which takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for about six days. The wine is then aged in stainless steel, followed by three months of bottle aging before release.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby with decided violet hues, legs show good depth and viscosity, anticipating the wine’s excellent structure. Ample, intense aromas of blackberry and black cherry, spicy notes of vanilla, liquorice and carob with toasted nuances. Firm tannins, good balance, body and flavour intensity, lingering, silky finish. Winemaker Fabrizio Zardini says “At Hauner we believe that, given the amazing soils, unique landscapes, and fantastic grapes of the Aeolian Islands, we are honour-bound to create wines worthy of such fruit.” Best when paired with flavorful and spicy fare, red meat with sauce, seasoned cheese, first courses with sauce, notably meat ragout.