Nino, Palmento di Salina NEW ENTRY !!
GRAPE: Nerello Mascallese, Corinto Nero, Calabrese.
REGION: Isola di Salina, Sicilia
GOOD TO KNOW: The Azienda Agricola Caravaglio Antonino (Nino) is located on the island of Salina, in the Aeolian archipelago.
We are in the center of the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily, in an archipelago that is extraordinary because of its naturalistic beauty, its magnetic active volcanoes and the socio-ethno-anthropological charm of a culture that keeps the traditions linked to fishing and agriculture alive.
Nino comes from a historical family of Salina, the central island of the archipelago. In Salina, agriculture has always played a fundamental role, even surpassing that of fishing. For centuries, the key products of the economy of this land were wine and capers. Nino manages the entire supply chain, from production to sale of the bottled wine, with insights that have opened to innovative ways, without ever betraying history and traditions.
TASTE: The Palmento di Salina wine shows a bright red color. More than any other wine, it really represents the traditional ways of the Aeolian Islands: using various grape varieties and macerating in the typical concrete and stone basin (the “palmento”). The grapes were harvested in August 2017 from lants that are over 30 years old. It’s characterized by a distintive mineral taste and freshness. Floral bouquet with notes of wild rose and typical hints of Mediterranean broom.