Santa Maria La Nave Millesulmare Sicilia Bianco Sicily 2017

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Santa Maria La Nave Millesulmare Sicilia Bianco Sicily 2017

Country - Italy

Region - Sicily

Grape Varieties - Grecanico Dorato 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Santa Maria La Nave

Tasting notes - A bright and fine example of Grecanico Dorato, delivering an explosive aromatic entrance. Etnean apple gives way to delicate accents of white peach, pineapple and citrus notes. Vanilla and white pepper is underpinned by its distinctive minerality. Dry, with a balanced acidity, this elegant and harmonious wine has a lovely persistent finish. 

Santa Maria La Nave Millesulmare Sicilia Bianco Sicily 2017

Gold in colour, this is an exotic and intense wine with
funky volcanic minerality, wild mountain fruits and a hint
of apricot culminating in a leesy, wet stone finish.
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.
Vineyard
The tiny one-hectare vineyard is situated on the north western 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 significant diurnal temperature
variation during the ripening period; during the summer the day time temperatures can
reach 35°C and drop to just over 1°C at night, encouraging a gradual ripening
process resulting in rich flavours, balancing acidity and aromatic complexity. The highly
organic soil has significant residues of old lave flow, imparting marked minerality in the
resulting wine. The vines are predominantly trained on the Guyot trellising system. The
vines are farmed using organic methods, without the use of pesticides and are
manually harvested. Certified organic.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed and gently pressed, obtaining 60% of first pressed juice.
The must was cold settled at 10°C for 36 hours prior to being inoculated with indigenous
yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation took place at 18 to 20°C, preserving the aromatic
content. The wine was then racked, followed by a weekly stirring (bâtonnage) of the
fine lees. The cool temperatures stabilised the tartaric acid, making the final wine less
acidic and softer on the palate. After a light clarification and filtration, the wine was
bottled and aged for several months.
Tasting Note
A bright and fine example of Grecanico Dorato, delivering an explosive aromatic
entrance. Etnean apple gives way to delicate accents of white peach, pineapple and
citrus notes. Vanilla and white pepper is underpinned by its distinctive minerality. Dry,
with a balanced acidity, this elegant and harmonious wine has a lovely persistent finish.
Grape
Grecanico Dorato 100%

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Vintage 2017
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