Discover the exquisite Curatolo Arini Corto di Passo Nero d’Avola Appassimento 2018, sourced from vineyards nestled in the heart of Sicily, within the province of Caltanissetta. These vineyards, positioned at an elevation of 500 meters above sea level and facing south, boast a nutrient-rich blend of sand and clay in their soil.
In a meticulous process, half of the grape clusters are expertly trimmed just before harvest, allowing them to sun-dry in the warmth of the Sicilian sun. Following this unique approach, the grapes are then carefully harvested. The destemming process is followed by a 12-day maceration with the skins, leading to a fermentation period of 15 days in stainless steel tanks maintained at a temperature of 24-26 degrees.
The roots of Curatolo Arini trace back to a pivotal moment in Sicilian history—the 1860 uprising led by the Italian general Garibaldi against the French Bourbon dynasty. In the wake of this rebellion, the local Sicilian economy experienced a rapid transformation. Vito Curatolo Arini seized this opportunity to construct a winery for his vineyards, which had previously contributed their grapes to cooperatives.
Driven by a vision, Vito aspired to create premium wines in his native Marsala, garnering global recognition. The realization of this dream found an ally in the Englishman John Woodhouse, the innovator behind fortified wine Marsala, designed for seamless shipment to England.
Today, Curatolo Arini stands as the preeminent producer of Marsala fortified wines, with their Marsalas gracing the menus of numerous acclaimed restaurants worldwide. Indulge in the legacy of quality and craftsmanship that defines Curatolo Arini’s contribution to the world of fine wines.
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