Santa Maria La Nave Sicilia Bianco DOC Millesulmare 2014


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Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Grecanico Dorato 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Santa Maria La Nave

Tasting notes - A bright and fine example of Grecanico Dorato, with a distinctive minerality combined with wild mountain fruits, citrus characters and a hint of pineapple. Dry, with a balanced acidity, this elegant and harmonious wine has a lovely lingering finish.

Awards
93Pts, Joanna Simon, 2017

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With volcanic minerality, wild mountain fruits and a hint
of pineapple, this is an elegant and vibrant wine.
Producer Note
This small, authentic boutique winery on Mount Etna, was established by Giuseppe
"Peppino" Mulone in 1954. Santa Maria la Nave grows indigenous varieties such as
Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio in an ancient vineyard with rich, fertile
volcanic soils. Passion and respect for the unique microclimate, along with artisanal
vinification are at the heart of the Santa Maria La Nave project. Produced in small
quantities, from dramatic surroundings, these are exquisite, food friendly wines.
Vintage
The 2014 vintage in Italy was very difficult, as much of the country endured flooding.
However, despite the abundant rains which were especially heavy during the initial
part of the season, the volcanic soil (which absorbs excessive water), the constant
winds and the strong sun protected the grapes grown in the Santa Maria vineyard.
This unique site has once again produced grapes in perfect condition.
Vineyard
The vineyard is situated on the northwestern slopes of Mount Etna, at an altitude of
1,100 metres - one of the highest vineyards in Europe. Following a 15 year massal
selection of local plants, the Grecanico Dorato vines planted are from several
ancient clones grafted on Richter 110 and Paulsen 1103 rootstocks. The climate
provides warm, dry days during the summer, with strong temperature fluctuations
during the ripening period. The highly organic soil has significant residues of old lave
flow, imparting a marked minerality in the final wine. The vines are predominantly
trained on the Guyot trellising system. The vines are farmed using organic principles,
without the use of pesticides and are manually harvested. The vineyard is in
conversion to organic status and will be certified from the January vintage.
Winemaking
The grapes were destalked and gently pressed, obtaining 60% of free run juice. The
must was cold settled at 10°C for 36 hours prior to being inoculated with strictly local
yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation took place at 18 to 20°C, in order to preserve the
aromatic content of the must. The wine was then racked, followed by a weekly
stirring of the lees. The cool temperatures stabilised the tartaric acid, making the final
wine less acidic and softer on the palate. After a gentle clarification and filtration, the
wine was bottled and aged for a further six months.
Tasting Note
A bright and fine example of Grecanico Dorato, with a distinctive minerality
combined with wild mountain fruits, citrus characters and a hint of pineapple. Dry,
with a balanced acidity, this elegant and harmonious wine has a lovely lingering
finish.
Serving Suggestion
The perfect pairing with all seafood dishes, sushi and sashimi, pasta with clams,
risotto or delicate vegetable dishes.
Grape
Grecanico Dorato 100%

Awards
93Pts, Joanna Simon, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Santa Maria La Nave Sicilia Bianco DOC Millesulmare 2014

Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Grecanico Dorato 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Santa Maria La Nave

Tasting notes - A bright and fine example of Grecanico Dorato, with a distinctive minerality combined with wild mountain fruits, citrus characters and a hint of pineapple. Dry, with a balanced acidity, this elegant and harmonious wine has a lovely lingering finish.

Awards
93Pts, Joanna Simon, 2017

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