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Chianu Cruci Bianco, Az. Ag. Caravaglio 2019
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Nino (Antonino) Caravaglio 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. Due to the early death of his father, it was the determination and sacrifice of his mother that supported Nino through schooling, at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Catania. He inherited 2 hectares of vineyards and began his adventure in 1989, with the goal of developing the quality of the product. Aiming at quality immediately meant an important choice: organic farming. Today, the Azienda Agricola Caravaglio has about 20 hectares, divided into many parcels, some of which are on the other islands of the Aeolian archipelago as well. 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.
Golden and bright, a variety of aromas emerge from this wine: yellow flowers (chamomile), fine herbs (basil, rosemary, lesser calamint), followed by ripe yellow-pulp fruit (loquat, mango). This is a tangy wine with a long persistence in the mouth.
Producer Azienda Agricola Caravaglio Antonino
Origin Salina Island, Sicily, Italy
Grapes 80% Malvasia, 20% other local varieties such as Catarratto and Grillo
Alcohol 12.5% ABV
Style Medium body structured white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest during the second week of September, the wine ferments on skins at controlled temperature for 3 weeks. Slight filtration, not fined and no added sulphur.
Notes Biodynamic, Natural, Organic