The DOC wine region of Mamertino di Milazzo is located in Northeastern Sicily, almost due east of the City of Messina and the famous Messina Strait that divides the island of Sicily from the toe of Italy’s boot. The original farmers were actually mercenaries from the time about 300 years B.C. and records tell of Emperor Julius Caesar serving the wines at public events and triumphs.
From a modern perspective, the DOC Mamertino di Milazzo was officially recognized in September, 2004. The entire, tiny Mamertino DOC, which includes production of both red and white wines, spans in total, a mere 38 hectares and a total production of only 2000 cases.
Gaglio Vignaioli, now owned and run by the passionate Flora Mondello, is a small, historic, family owned winery located on land that has been producing wine on 300 hectares of land since the early 1900s on the northeastern shore of Sicily. Primarily planted to citrus groves and peach orchards, there are also 5 hectares of olive trees and 18 hectares of meticulously maintained, organic and biodynamic, Nero d’Avola vines.
Gaglio's Mamertino, the estate's flagship wine, is 100% Nero d'Avola. A princely bred, full-bodied, dark, rich, robust wine with lively notes of dark chocolate, violet and pepper. Lush and silky with impressive, grip on the palate, Gaglio's, Mamertino “Don Tindaro” is an elegant, quintessential expression of this august, tiny, Sicilian DOC.
Total production: 350 cases