Santa Maria la Nave is an Etna properties with native vines grown by “artisans” local, oenologists and with indigenous yeasts: united by respect for local values and territory.
The small family farm Santa Maria la Nave is a heroic vineyard, because it is located at 1100 m. on Mount Etna, the active volcano highest in Europe. This is the closest vineyard to the Etna crater. Thanks to that, the Mulone family can enjoy volcanic eruptions as natural fertilizers and therefore produce completely natural and organic wines.
The history of this wine start at the early ‘80s. The Mulone family bought a small land in the municipality of Viagrande, where there was an old bush-trained vineyard of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Over the years they started experimenting the production of a wine from selected grapes of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, grown in ancient Etnean vineyards.
This is Calmarossa, a wine that represents the relationship with these vine varieties. Characterized by Ruby red color with purple reflections, it has floral and fruity notes, slightly toasted, underbrush and vanilla scents and slight hints of cinnamon. His structure is Harmonic and persistent, with a refined acidity and a balanced tannin that reminds us of its longevity potential.
In gastronomy is perfect with red meat and mature cheeses.