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Curatolo Arini `Coralto` Grillo

Marsala, Sicilia

Curatolo Arini

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.

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Vineyards

The vineyards are located in Western Sicily, in the area of Chirchiaro, between Salemi and Vita, at about 40 kilometres from Marsala. They are planted east facing following the vertical trellis system on sandy and clay rich soil, using guyot pruning. At an altitude of around 500 metres above sea level, they are approximately 15 years old.

Vintage information

During the flowering stage, the humid climatic conditions caused a slight reduction in fruit set however during the ripening period this allowed for a perfect phenolic maturation of the grapes resulting in very good fruit characters.

Vinification

After de-stemming and skin maceration for a few hours, the grapes are gently pressed, before fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. The wine is then left on its lees for about a couple of weeks before being bottled.

Tasting Notes

Deep straw yellow with golden hints, this wine has a rich bouquet of tropical fruits with notes of apricots, peaches and hints of cinnamon. It is well-balanced, medium- bodied wine with fresh mineral notes and tropical fruit characters.

Vintage information

Vintage 2011
Grape varieties 100% Grillo
Region Marsala, Sicilia
Winemaker Antonino Reina
Consultant Winemaker Alberto Antonini
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 6.1g/l
Residual Sugar 3g/l
Wine pH 3.3