Malvasia delle Lipari Passito DOC
Hauner’s flagship wine, his first love. Unique, inimitable, lush. Late-harvested grapes dry on traditional mats during the day and in the cellar at night. The original “nectar of the gods” and where the Hauner story began. Native grapes Malvasia delle Lipari and Corinto Nero are grown on Salina in elevated vineyards with volcanic soil and excellent exposure. The grapes macerate for a short period before being vinified in stainless steel and then in bottle. The color of light caramel with a fragrant inviting nose of apricot, fig and honey. Lingering flavor that invites the second (and third) sip.
Wine exported to
Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2019 | James Suckling94
- 2017 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaCorona
- 2016 | Wine Enthusiast91
- 2016 | Wine Advocate91
- 2014 | Vinous93
- 2011 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
95% Malvasia delle Lipari, 5% Corinto Nero
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16 °C (60.8 °F)
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On the islands of Salina, off the coast of Sicily
12 hectares (30 acres)
400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level
2,430 vines per acre
Age of vines:
25 years old
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Superb concentration; one of those rare wines whose high sugar content is sustained by splendid freshness, making it ideally balanced. Characterized by the classic drying process or appassimento that represents one of Salina’s most ancient traditions.
Best enjoyed at 8-10 °C (46.4-50 °F).
Excellent with creamy desserts such as tiramisu and English trifle. Also pairs well with sharp cheese blue-veined cheese, like Gorgonzola or Stilton.
Alcohol cont.: 13% by vol.; dry extract: 37.8 g/L; total acidity: 6; residual sugar: 130 g/L; pH: 3.36