Hiyu 2019 Hypericum Magnum
This is my favorite of the wines we make. The wine beckons. It demands to be opened and it’s hard to manage some semblance of restraint. We last released it in the fall of 2019 and it was gone in an instant. I think this has something to do with the southern Italian varieties. Wines from Northern latitudes speak to our intellect while those of the South speak to our soul. Its primarily Assyrtiko (the grape from Santorini), Verdicchio (the vine material is from a Brazilian clone of the Marche grape called Peverella), Biancolella (from the cliffs of Ischia!), Fiano and Falanghina (from the ancient land of Falernum). The grapes are planted in the heart of the hill in the original 2.5 acre (1 hectare) plantation where The May once came from. It always smells of fennel, honey and white pepper. It’s both rich and deeply refreshing and pairs well with almost any food imaginable.