Millesulmare Grecanico Dorato Sicilia Bianco 2016
Santa Maria La Nave create some of the coolest and rarest wines to ever grace our portfolio.
Viticulture doesn’t get much more extreme than on the side of an active volcano. Santa Maria La Nave organically tend extremely old vines (including some from the pre-phylloxera era) amid ancient lava flow on the vertiginous slopes of Mount Etna, to create small-batch wines of exceptional quality. Each vine yields less than a bottle of wine, so the work they do here in protecting the indigenous grape varieties on the brink of extinction is nothings short of heroic.
Their white wine is called Millesulmare and is made from Grecanico Dorato, a rare grape that has been shown to share identical DNA with Garganega – the grape used to create Soave at the opposite end of Italy. The grapes for this vegan-friendly and volcanic white are picked by hand and gently pressed to maintain the aromatic freshness. It’s as intense and unique as the landscape it was raised in; bright green apple, crunchy white peach, pineapple, tangy citrus, a twist of white pepper, creamy yeast, French apricot pastry, a whip of sea spray, hedgerows and something funky that reminds us of kala namak.
Pair this numbered bottle with something equally fresh, such as sashimi, fennel or rocket salads, salty nibbles, vegetable tempura, white fish or grilled artichokes.
The journey for Santa Maria La Nave began with Giuseppe ‘Peppino’ Mulone in 1954 and his passion for this land sprouted new shoots in his granddaughter Sonia Spadaro Mulone. Through the fierce heat of summer, the freezing snow of winter, the blustery sea breezes, the altitude, the rough terrain and the threat of eruption, she continues to protect this Sicilian heritage for future generations.
£6 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3262508
Style No.: 818681
Help & Advice
Find out the delivery options for this item.
Returns couldn't be easier.Find out more
If you're suffering from a sartorial block or need a hand hunting down something extra special, we're here to help.