A sweet Marsala aged for at least 5 years with punchy notes of dried figs, sultanas, honeysuckle and caramel. Delicious as a pudding wine, and a fantstic pairing with cheese.
To make this Marsala, alcohol, mistella (fresh grape must with added alcohol) and mosto cotto (concentrated fresh grape must which is traditionally "cooked" until it reduces to a third of its initial volume) are added to the base wine, and then the wine is then aged for over five years in large Slavonian oak casks.
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.