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Hauner Hauner Hiera 2012 750ml 2012

$16.99

SKU 20557

750ml

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Very deep ruby with crimson reflections, excellent viscosity with abundant legs, indicating superb structure; very rich, intense and fragrant bouquet of wild berries, sweet spice, tobacco and chocolate with earthy, clayey notes characteristic of dry soil;

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Brand Hauner
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateMade from grapes farmed on the highly volcanic island of Vulcano (with steaming sulfur fumaroles and beaches made of pumice stone), the 2012 Hiera is a wine that stands apart from the rest. The blend is 60% Alicante, 30% Nocera and 10% Nero d'Avola, and the quality of fruit is immediately apparent and bright. Hiera opens to a deep dark color with ripe notes of raspberry jam and cassis. Indeed, that ripeness of fruit is very well-managed; there's a fullness and generosity on hand that never feels sticky or heavy. Bright veins of acidity are woven within the thick texture of the wine. Of course I also need to acknowledge the beauty of the label design. A stunning work of modern art depicts a bright red lava flow against a darkened background.

Monica Larner, May 2014
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastMade from a blend of 60% Alicante, 30% Nocera and 10% Calabrese, this wine has aromas of violet, tilled earth, mature plum, prune and black cooking spice. The soft, savory palate delivers ripe black cherry and black berry, accented by black pepper and nutmeg. It’s balanced, with velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Made for early drinking pleasure, so enjoy soon.

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