- TYPE Terre Siciliane IGP Syrah
- PRODUCTION AREA Contrada Fulgatore (Messina), at an altitude of about 200m above sea level. Exposure to the South.
- VARIETY Syrah 100%
- TYPE OF SOIL Medium-textured soil tending to clayey.
- VINIFICATION Manual harvest in the third week of September. Maceration and first fermentation on the skins for about 12 days in stainless steel containers at 24 ° C. Malolactic fermentation in steel. Part of the wine is aged in oak barrels for about 6 months.
- TRAINING SYSTEM Espalier, guyot pruning.
- COLOR Intense red with violet reflections.
- BOUQUET Intense notes of red fruits, plums and spices, black pepper and vanilla.
- PAIRINGS It is best enjoyed when accompanied by braised meats, pasta with meat sauce or a selection of aged cheeses
- TASTE In the mouth it is succulent, with soft tannins and a spicy finish.
- TASTING NOTES The Terre Siciliane Syrah PGI thus produced is an incisive and full-bodied red, capable of maintaining its characteristics up to 4/5 years after being placed on the market. Determined and well structured, it gives a full and vivifying sip, and never loses its incisiveness.
- DESCRIPTION It was 1875, when Vito Curatolo Arini, in the wake of his success as a private winemaker, decided to transform his business into a winery. In the midst of his own vineyards, in the westernmost portion of Sicily, he built what, still today, is an avant-garde oenological plant, and began to produce fine Marsala wines, appreciated and marketed, right away, all over the world. Vito also commissioned Ernesto Basile, father of the famous Sicilian Liberty or Art Nouveau, to design the label of his first Marsala; this label is still in use today and is known for its originality and elegance. In 1970, then, an important turning point occurred for the Curatolo Arini 1875 winery: the family decided, in fact, to add to its production a wide range of still wines, obtained exclusively from Sicilian native vines, such as nero d'avola, frappato , inzolia and catarratto; these, which had already conquered the international market in 1975, still magnificently express the unique character of the Sicilian territory. Each new generation has then contributed to writing a new chapter in the history of the company, thus carrying on the family winemaking tradition. The important collaboration, close in 2004, with the wine expert Alberto Antonini, gave them the opportunity to introduce single-variety wines even in the best restaurants and wine bars in the world, consecrating them to success. Curatolo Arini 1875 best interprets all the qualities of the great Sicilian wines, and represents the territory in all its subtlest nuances.