Santa Maria La Nave is a small, authentic boutique winery on Mount Etna established by Giuseppe “Peppino” Mulone in 1954 that 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.
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.
Complex and enticing aromas of wild cherry and raspberry are complemented by roses and violets, with nuances of cinnamon, cocoa, graphite and liquorice. Full and captivating on the palate with refined and elegant tannins, it is harmoniously balanced and has a rich and enveloping final note.