`Coralto` Nero d`Avola

Marsala

Curatolo Arini

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.

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Vineyards

The vineyards are located in central Sicily, in the province of Caltanissetta, at about 500 metres above sea level. The altitude, together with the distance from the sea, provides excellent diurnal variation. The warm Sicilian sun is balanced with fresh, cool evenings, ensuring ideal conditions for ripening the grapes. The vines are planted south facing following the vertical trellis system on sandy and clay rich soil using guyot pruning.

Vintage Information

After a mild spring with unusually frequent showers, summer was warm with an average temperature of 30°C. Winds coming from the north west helped to preserve the quality of the grapes and the typical aromas of this variety. Harvest took place at the end of August 2015.

Vinification

After de-stemming and maceration on the skins for a period of eight days at a temperature of 24-26°C, the grapes were gently pressed and then vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine then spent two to three months in used French and American oak barrels, providing the final blend with structure and complexity.

Tasting Notes

This wine is deep ruby in colour, with purple hints and notes of violets and red cherries, plums and hints of white pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium-bodied with beautifully intense red fruit characters matched by delicate notes of spices and soft tannins.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 100% Nero d`Avola
Region Marsala, Sicily
Winemaker Antonino Reina
Alcohol (ABV) 13.5%