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Malvasia is a white grape native to Sicilia and grown on volcanic soils in Malfa district of Salina, the highest quality growing area on the volcanic island. Aromas of Meyer lemons and sea salt, bright acidity; a flavorful reflection of sea-inspired terroir
Few places in the world embody the philosophy of natural winemaking as effortlessly as does Salina, where Antonino Caravaglio crafts his peerless wines by hand. Part of the Aeolian Island chain off the coast of Sicily, Salina is a slice of paradise, created by volcanoes and carved by the Mediterranean winds. Caravaglio makes what he calls “island” wines, choosing to ferment on indigenous yeasts and limit the addition of sulfur, all so that Salina’s natural character—its volcanic soils, its sea-salty air, its wild herbs—is exactly what you taste and savor in each rare bottle.
On the island of Salina, vineyards sit from 600 to 1,200 feet above sea level in the Malfa district (the highest quality vine-growing area) with a view of the Mediterranean. Soils are a mix of volcanic sand and rock. Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted in the fields. Gentle, full-cluster press; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in tank on fine lees for three months.
Denny & Katie
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop and tiny bar, focused on small production wines and conservas. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 EAST VERMILION STREET LAFAYETTE, LA 70501
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