This wine has aromas of citrus, orange blossom and acacia with notes of mint, sage and white rose. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with a crisp acidity and hints of bergamot on the long finish.
- Feature(s): Practising Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
- Winemaker: Antonino Reina
- Alcohol (ABV): 12.5 %
- Acidity: 6 g/l
- Residual sugar: 5 g/l
- pH: 3.3
The grapes come from a single vineyard, near Camporeale in western Sicily, just east of Marsala. The east-facing vineyard is located at about 350 metres above sea level. The vines are trained with a vertical trellis system and Guyot pruning. The soil is sandy and rich in clay.
Mild temperatures throughout the 2018 growing season delayed all stages of the growth cycle. Temperatures rose towards the end of the summer and the area also saw some rainfall which replenished water reserves in the soil. These two factors enabled the grapes to ripen fully and in excellent condition.
Harvest took place in September. After destemming and cold maceration at 6-8°C for 36 hours, the grapes were soft pressed. Fermentation then took place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks at 14°C for 20 days. The wine was aged on its lees for a month prior to bottling.
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.