ACIREALE

19.9

IN SPIRIT
CATANIA
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ON THE SLOPES OF ETNA

The coast which connects Cataniato Acireale is one of the most characteristic of the Etnean landscape. Distinguished for the most part by a natural escarpment that falls overhanging the sea, it offers to the eyes a truly breathtaking view, made even more special by the special encounter between the dark tones of the volcanic rock and the various shades of blue of the water.

HISTORY

The best way of learning the history of the “mauru” is to listen to the histories of an elderly and expert fisherman from Catania. It was the fisherman, in fact, who with his small boats, staying close to the coast, discovered more than a century ago, the great value of this seaweed with its typical red color and characteristic stringy appearance. Most of the time it was taken from the shallow seabed and tasted directly on the shore, flavored only with a lemon squeeze. A poor dish, also sold on the street, with an extraordinary flavor, about which they said “with mauru you can rinse your mouth” and which today has become a true gourmet’s de light.

CHARACTERISTICS

Known by the scientific name of Chondrachantus teedei, the mauro, like most red seaweed, has marine origin and prefers warm seas. It grows in abundance on volcanic rocks and has a high number of nutrients that are particularly beneficial for the body and the mind. To prevent its characteristics from being altered in some way, it is handpicked and always leaves some to make it sprout again.
The licenses that allow the harvest are very limited in number and are granted only to competent professionals in order to protect the ecosystem and consequently the seaweed.

HISTORY

The best way of learning the history of the “mauru” is to listen to the histories of an elderly and expert fisherman from Catania. It was the fisherman, in fact, who with his small boats, remaining close to the coast, discovered more than a century ago, the great value of this seaweed with its typical red color and characteristic stringy appearance. Most of the time it was taken from the shallow seabed and tasted directly on the shore, flavored only with a lemon squeeze. A poor dish, also sold on the street, with an extraordinary flavor, about which they said “with mauru you can rinse your mouth” and which today has become a true gourmet’s de light.

CHARACTERISTICS

Known by the scientific name of Chondrachantus teedei, the mauro, like most red seaweed, has marine origin and prefers warm seas. It grows in abundance on volcanic rocks and has a high number of nutrients that are particularly beneficial for the body and the mind. To prevent its characteristics from being altered in some way, it is handpicked and always leaves some to make it sprout again.
The licenses that allow the harvest are very limited in number and are granted only to competent professionals in order to protect the ecosystem and consequently the seaweed.

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The harvest's time

The mauro is harvested at a depth ranging from half a meter to two meters, in the period from February, immediately after the feast of Sant’Agata, until the end of June. After harvesting it is immediately processed using patented processes, in order to faceguard its peculiarities.

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Rosario

We introduce you Rosario, our trusted fisherman, expert sea connoisseur. For many years he has been involved into taking mauro, preserving its reproduction and avoiding any type of invasive intervention.

Rosario

We introduce you Rosario, our trusted fisherman, expert sea connoisseur. For many years he has been involved into taking mauro, preserving its reproduction and avoiding any type of invasive intervention.

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Quality check

Each production batch is analyzed in specialized laboratories and accompanied by a timely report on its edibility.

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TRY IT NOW!

The perfect gift to reserve for yourself or loved ones, U’Mauru gin makes every bar corner special.