Island to Island
We have chosen two very special wines to profile this week, both come from Island regions many people would not associate with wine production; Tenerife and Lipari.
Hoya del Navio 2012
Finca la Hornaca is a small family run winery situated on the north-west coast of Tenerife.
This area experiences mild winters and cool summers, with the average temperature 25°c.
Practising ecological agriculture and using little technology in the continuing quest to obtain high quality products while still being respectful of the consumer and the environment.
The vineyard is only 2 hectares, planted with the traditional Canarian grape varieties Listàn Negro and Negramoll.
The wine is made exclusively with the farms own grapes. Production is only 2,500 bottles per year.
The work in the vineyard is based on prevention, nutrition and restoration of soil life in order to achieve more rustic and hardy plants with healthy fruit.
Malvasia delle Lipari
Tenuta di Castellaro is located on the beautiful island of Lipari. Lipari is part of the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago off the coast of Sicily. It’s a special place. “Organic wines produced with the utmost respect for nature and tradition”.
The viticulture at Tenuta di Castellaro is artisan and involves no use of synthetic chemicals. Their wines are ecological gems. They are organically certified.
The soil is sandy, volcanic, deep, fertile and rich in trace elements enabling the creation of outstanding wines with real reflection of their terroir.
The Malvasia delle Lipari is produced from vineyards located on steep terraces directly overlooking the sea. This wine has earned the name “Nectar of the Gods”.