WINE ON AEOLIAN ISLANDS
The volcanic archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, besides being recognised globally for having natural and scenic beauty with a unique charm (Unesco World Heritage), they boast ancient traditions in the field of viticulture.
The islands were already known to the first Phoenician navigators and to the Greek colonisers. Numerous archaeological finds of wine amphorae testify how the wine was part since the antiquity of the local culture.
It is an archipelago composed of seven islands (volcanoes), some extinct and some still very active.
The soils are quite recent and of lava matrix, composed of sands, ashes, pumice, tuffs, all very rich in minerals.
The Mediterranean climate, very windy, is mitigated by the influence of the sea and the vines are generally grown as saplings "alberello" or small trees.
The total area under vines is about 160 hectares, concentrated above all in the islands of Salina, Lipari and Vulcano.
VINES OF RED-GRAPES:
- CORINTO NERO
- NERELLO MASCALESE
- NERO D'AVOLA
VINES OF WHITE-GRAPE
- MALVASIA DELLE LIPARI
Malvasia delle Lipari DOC, appellation created in 1973 for the almost extinct dessert wine produced on the Islands since the time of the ancient Greeks. Carlo Hauner relaunched the production of this wine in the 60s.
Salina IGT, established in the 1995, stands to protect and select the wines produced on the Island of Salina; called, the green island for its great vegetation and presence of vineyards.
SANTA MARINA, SALINA ISLAND