- TYPE Sicily DOC Riserva - 'Nero d'Avola Sciarra Soprana'
- PRODUCTION AREA Sciarra Soprana (Trapani) at an altitude of about 200 m asl. South exposure.
- VARIETY Nero d 'Avola 100%
- TYPE OF SOIL Calcareous soil
- VINIFICATION Manual harvest during the third week of September. Destemming, maceration and fermentation on the skins for about 20 days in stainless steel containers at 23 ° C. Soft and malolactic pressing in steel.
- TRAINING SYSTEM Espalier, guyot pruning.
- COLOR Deep ruby red with violet reflections.
- BOUQUET Notes of blackberries, plums, cocoa and a pinch of white pepper.
- PAIRING Perfect with lamb, braised meat, game and a nice selection of cheeses.
- TASTE Soft and complex on the palate, with an elegant long and spicy finish.
- TASTING NOTES The Sicilia Nero d'Avola Riserva DOC 'Sciarra Soprana' by Vito Curatolo Arini comes from the proprietary vineyards located in the splendid hilly area of Sciarra Soprana, in the province of Trapani; here the microclimate ensures optimal conditions for the ripening of the grapes, thanks to the presence of the right ventilation, the heat and the proximity of the sea as well as a terroir that contributes to the correct concentration of sugars, favoring the balance of acidity. From the typical native Nero d'Avola vine, this Sicilia Nero d'Avola Riserva DOC Sciarra Soprana is born in purity, with an intense ruby red color, which on the palate is complex and full-bodied. A wine to dunk with the right company.
- 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.
- AGING Aging for at least 12 months in 250-liter oak barrels, followed by a further 12 months of aging in the bottle.
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