Established in 1875 by Vito Curatolo Arini, the winery is now run by the fifth generation of Curatolos, making it the oldest family-owned Marsala producing business. Their stunning label was designed by Ernesto Basile, a famous architect in Palermo in the latter part of the 19th century and is very much in the art deco style...
The new range of wines under the Curatolo Arini label showcases a great expression of native Sicilian varieties.
The vineyards are located in Western Sicily, just slightly inland from Marsala (Contrada Biesina and Baiata). They are east facing following the vertical trellis system on sandy and clay rich soil using guyot pruning. Planted approximately 10 years ago, the vineyards rest at an altitude of around 200 metres above sea level.
2012 was characterised by a notably warm growing season in Sicily. Following a mild winter, spring produced high humidity with frequent showers. Despite this, the grapes were healthy and balanced at the time of harvest. The high heat and strong winds during the summer ensured even fruit ripening, resulting in strong and developed aromas across all indigenous varietals.
Following harvest, the grapes were de-stemmed and allowed to macerate on their skins before a gentle pressing. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, after which the wine was left on its lees for two to three weeks prior to bottling.
Bright, light straw yellow with pale green hints. This wine is characterised by delicate aromas of fresh citrus fruits and white flowers. The nose offers notes of melon and peach with a fresh minerality and tingling acidity to follow on the palette.
|Consultant Winemaker||Alberto Antonini|
Liberty Wines customers can order this wine directly from us.