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Carlo Hauner Salina IGT: 33% Inzolia, 33% Catarratto, and 33% Grillo. The wine is aged partially in stainless steel and partially in barriques before resting for six months in the bottle. Brilliant, golden color, with ripe peach and apricot notes, nuances of citrus blossoms, butter and vanilla confirmed on the fresh, well balanced palate.

Salina Bianco IGT: 60% Inzolia and 40% Catarratto from vineyards located in Salina and Vulcano. The vines have a northeast exposure and are espalier-trained. The grapes are harvested in mid-September and aged in stainless steel. The wine rests for three months in the bottle. 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.

Hiera Rose Terre di Sicilia IGT: 60% Alicante, 30% Nocera, 10% Nero d?Avola from vineyards located in Vulcano. The vines have a northeast exposure and are espalier-trained. The wine is aged in stainless steel, followed by four months of bottle aging. Soft pink with copper hues and a bouquet of ripe red fruits with notes of balsamic and mineral notes.

Hiera Sicilia Terre di Sicilia IGT : 60% Nero d?Avola, 30% Alicante, 10% Nocera from vineyards located in Vulcano. The vines have a northeast exposure and are espalier-trained. The grapes undergo a lengthy maceration on the skins before aging in stainless steel and barriques. The wine rest for four months in the bottle. Deep ruby with an intense and fragrant bouquet of wild berries, sweet spice, and chocolate. Velvety, complex, and full-bodied.

2012 Vintage: 60% Nero d'avola, 30% Alicante, 10% Nocera


"Rosso Antonello" Salina IGT: 60% Nero d?Avola, 30% Sangiovese, and 10% Corinto Nero from vineyards located in Salina and Vulcano. The vines have a northeast exposure and are espalier-trained. The grapes undergo a long maceration on the skins. The wine is aged in barriques before it rests in the bottle for nine months. Deep ruby with garnet hues, an elegant bouquet of ripe berry fruit, blackberries and blueberries. Long finish.

Salina Rosso IGT: 60% Nero d?Avola and 40% Nerello Mascalese from vineyards located in Salina and Vulcano. The vines have a northeast exposure and are espalier-trained. 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.

Malvasia delle Lipari DOC: 95% Malvasia delle Lipari and 5% Corinto Nero from vineyards located in Salina. The vines have a northeast exposure and are espalier-trained. The grapes are harvested in late September to October before undergoing maceration on the skins and temperature-controlled vinification in stainless steel. The wine ages for eight months in stainless steel prior to six months in the bottle. Golden color with an aromatic nose of ripe apricots, figs and medlar fruit confirmed on a sweet yet fresh palate showing distinct depth and persistence.

Malvasia delle Lipari "Passito" DOC: 95% Malvasia delle Lipari and 5% Corinto Nero. Vineyards and grape varietals are identical to the regular Malvasia delle Lipari, though grapes are not only late-harvested, they are also dried on mats or racks for 15 to 20 days. The grapes undergo maceration on the skins and temperature-controlled vinification in stainless steel. The wine ages in stainless steel prior to six months of bottle aging. Amber with a bouquet that is reminiscent of dried figs, dates, ripe apricots, honey and sweet spice. The palate is velvety and complex, with a delicate sweetness on the finish.