Caravaglio Corinto Nero "Nero du Munti" 2014
Just off the coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands archipelago is a World Heritage Site and pure paradise, created by ancient volcanoes and carved by Mediterranean winds. This wine is a journey to the islands of Salina and Lipari (each basically 15 square miles of volcano sticking up out of the ocean), and a sampling of truly outstanding Italian wine.
Aromas of smoky red rock, raspberry and pepper reflecting its volcanic terroir origins. Bright red fruit with rich yet balanced acidity on the palate, with flavors of plums and black pepper – much like a really good Rhône red. Perfect with grilled red meats and pork sausages, and a fantastic wine to impress your guests with!
The Caravaglio family has been cultivating wine grapes here for over 500 years – winemaker Antonino Caravaglio’s ancestors were among the first to partner with Venetian traders that planted the original Malvasia and Corinto Nero vines in the 1500s. Few winegrowing regions in the world can claim such an unbroken chain of organic cultivation, and the Caravaglio family continues ancient traditions and practices in the caring for these pristine vines. With each sunrise over the bright blue of the Mediterranean, you can find Antonino, his wife Elisa, and their daughter Alda tending their organic vineyards by hand. Caravaglio’s peerless Corinto Nero wine hails from ancient, pre-phylloxera vineyards planted inside Salina’s ancient volcanic caldera. Today, Caravaglio is the sole artisan who has preserved Lipari’s traditions by bottling a pure Corinto Nero wine. Hand harvested and aged on fine lees in a combination of oak casks and stainless steel.