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2014 Hauner Hiera

Rare Sicilian red with a mineral, volcanic charm

2014 Hauner Hiera

Rare Sicilian red with a mineral, volcanic charm

$35.99

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Elsewhere $49.50
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2014 Hauner Hiera

Rare Sicilian red with a mineral, volcanic charm

FWD Co. Panel f92 Wine Enthusiast we90

Description

"The Aeolian Islands are located off the northern coast of Sicily. There are seven islands (Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea) and five small islets. They are "all of volcanic origin. Salina, like the other islands in the archipelago, emerged from the seas during the Quaternary period," according to UNESCO. Painter Carlo Hauner's first encounter with Malvasia delle Lipari (once known as "the nectar of the gods") was in the summer of 1963. After many visits, Hauner was so intrigued, that he bought 20 hectares (49 acres) on Salina, replanting them with vineyard terraces overlooking the sea. In the 1980s, he inaugurated a brand new winery in Lingua, in the municipality of Santa Marina Salina, with temperature-controlled equipment, stainless steel vats and tanks, oak barrels and barriques, totaling 1,200 hectoliters in capacity. In February 1996, the founder's demise did not put an end to the winery's exceptional story thanks to his dynamic son, Carlo Hauner, Jr., who is flanked by general manager Gianfranco Sabbatino.

Deep, dark ruby, with crimson highlights, the wine's fiery intensity of aromas and flavors is well worthy of its island home. Very rich, fragrant bouquet of wild berries, sweet spice, tobacco and chocolate with earthy notes characteristic of dry soil; a velvety, complex, full-bodied palate with sweet tannins, fresh, fruity flavors and acidity, wonderful balance and a luscious, bright style." Source - empson.com

BrandCarlo Hauner

RegionSicily

VarietalGrenache

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2014

CountryItaly

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