Hierà Rosè IGP Terre Siciliane

Internationally renowned artist and designer Carlo Hauner, Sr. began his winemaking endeavor in 1963, after falling in love with its natural beauty and by the locals’ ancient practice of harvesting Malvasia grapes in mid-September, then drying them on outdoor racks for a couple of weeks, until the Mediterranean sunlight lent the fruit amazing concentration and fragrance.
Hauner was so intrigued, that he bought 20 hectares (49 acres) on Salina, replanting them with vineyard terraces overhanging the sea. He learned everything there was to know about the wine, and started making his own, fueled also by his own intuition and creativity. In the 1980s, he inaugurated a brand-new winery in Lingua, in the municipality of Santa Marina Salina, with temperature-controlled equipment, stainless steel vats and tanks, oak barrels and barriques. The winery helped bring great attention from critics, wine writers, enologists, other growers and the media: Carlo Hauner had triggered a renaissance not only of the islands’ most celebrated wine but of the island itself. In February 1996, the founder’s demise did not put an end to the winery’s exceptional story thanks to his dynamic son, Carlo Hauner, Jr., who is flanked by general manager Gianfranco Sabbatino.

The islands are enchanting, dominated by nature, greenery, thoUSAnds of aromas and a gorgeous sea that separates it from the daily grind of the mainland. The perfect setting to make beautiful wines.
This rosé is made from Alicante, Nocera and Nero D’Avola grapes. It is fruity and mineral, recalling the breathtaking sea surround the uncontaminated island of Vulcano, where the vineyards are located. The island was called Hierà, meaning “sacred,” by the ancient Greeks, hence its name.

After careful selection of pristine grapes grown in elevated vineyards with volcanic soil and excellent exposure, Hierà macerates overnight for color and depth and is then aged in stainless steel and bottle. Ripe, red berries with lovely balsamic and mineral notes with crisp palate make it perfect for any occasion, especially summer dinners by the seaside.

Wine exported to

Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Australia

Grape Varieties:

60% Alicante, 30% Nocera and 10% Nero d’Avola

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

6 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

16 °C (60.8 °F)

Malolactic fermentation:


Fining agent:


Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Bottling period:


Aging before bottling:

4 months

Aging in bottle:

2 months





Vineyard name:


Vineyard location:

On the island of Vulcano, off the coast of Sicily

Vineyard size:

8 hectares (20 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic soil

Vine training:



400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

2,025 vines per acre





Years planted:

25 years old

Age of vines:

15 years old

Time of harvest:


First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

Ripe red berry aromas on the nose are integrated by lively, balsamic and mineral notes; a crisp palate with an almond finish. It shows a strong personality, thanks to the generous character of Alicante.

Serving temperature:

Best enjoyed at 8-10 °C (46.4-50 °F)

Food pairings:

Delightful as an aperitif, its body, structure and aromatic richness are a great match for fish, especially with tomato sauce/fresh tomatoes, and fried fish.

Aging potential:

6 years


Alcohol cont.: 12.5% by vol.


Fabrizio Zardini