Established in 1875 by Vito Curatolo Arini, the winery is now run by the fifth generation of the Curatolo family, making it the oldest family-owned Marsala producer. Alberto Antonini is the consultant winemaker and his influence is evident in the wines, combining the richness that Sicily can easily provide with the freshness only someone with Alberto's experience can retain.
The Marsalas, still made in the traditional way, are the real deal and make a great alternative to Sherry. The stunning art-deco label was designed by Ernesto Basile, a famous Palermo architect in the latter part of the 19th century. The Marsala Fine is an expressive dry style with delicious notes of dried citrus and toasted almonds.
The single-vineyard Zibibbo (the local name for Muscat of Alexandria) is grown in vineyards in the western part of Sicily, just inland from Marsala. It is dry and aromatic in style and pairs perfectly with food. The Nero d'Avola grapes come from vineyards in central Sicily, in the province of Caltanissetta. The vineyards here are 500 metres above sea level, where the combination of warm days and cool nights helps produce premium, fruit-driven red wines. Thanks to the favourable climate in Sicily, consistency in quality can be guaranteed from vintage to vintage.
Produced in the Marsala tradition â€“ vinified from light wine from native varieties Grillo, Inzolia and Cataratto and fortified with white grape spirits also made from indigenous varieties. This is then cask aged for a minimum of one year.
A quality Marsala wine made in the traditional way. This Marsala Fine is dry in style and has all the characteristics of a good, traditional Marsala with notes of toasted almonds, citrus and rich caramel.