Product category: Quality sparkling wine/Sekt without more precise indication of origin
Description:This wine is the result of the best selection of our red grapes and its, without hesitation, our icon wine. It wants to render a tribute to NINO, who is Stefanos, Robertos and Francescos father, wrapping into one zip the values he left them: love for the vine, the culture and the land.
Vinification:Grapes are handpicked in two different moments: mid-september and first decade of October. In September the grapes are picked in small wooden crates and stored in well-ventilated drying- rooms known as “fruttai” at a controlled temperature of 25° for 20 days where it loses about 40 % of its weight. This technique also known as “appassimento” enriches the grapes aromatic profile.In October the remaining part of the grapes, are picked following a very careful selection on the plant, choosing only the grapes that are still in good shape after they have been sundried naturally by the Sicilian sun.
Into one steel tank all the grapes together begin the process of maceration and fermentation at a low temperature that can last up to a month, and only after the malolactic fermentation is over, the grapes can be finally pressed.
Fodd match:Wine rich and powerful, only for experts.
Our History The country estate saw its beginning at the end of the nineteenth century by the initiative of Francesco Caruso. The land he chose turned out to be perfect for the production of high quality grapes. Entire generations were devoted to the rural life that took place between the vineyards and the daily chores of the Baglio.
The contribution that type of soil, altitude and distance from the sea could give to the quality of the grapes produced, was noticed by the son of Francesco, Nino Caruso, who in the middle of the 1900s, at the very young age, led the family company. From that point on the goal was clear: the grapes needed to turn into wines at an owned establishment. From 2004 Until Today Following the ambitions of his father, Stefano Caruso and Mario Minini launched the winery Caruso & Minini at the beginning of 2000: an old “baglio” situated in the heart of the most traditional Marsalas wine cellar area. From Sicly to the World Today Caruso & Minini reaches a cionados of quality wine in more than 30 countries, proudly bearing the name “made in Sicily” around the world. The Winery An old “Baglio” built in 1904 in the heart of the traditional Marsalas wine-cellar area, is the home of Caruso & Minini. It is here where the fruits of our vineyards are transformed by a wonderful team of men and women that take care of the process. Our mission statement is indisputable: pass down to every bottle the values of our tradition creating modern expression of Sicilian wines with devotion to details and emphasis to quality. The Vineyards Giumarella and Cuttaia are the names of the family- vineyards from where the wines come from. A total of 120 hectares located in the inland of the Trapani province between Salemi and Mazara del Vallo. The highest hills, dedicated to the cultivation of the whites varieties, reach an altitude of 400 meters above sea level, whereas the valley bottom is where the red varieties grow. Every single grapevine was planted following the best combination of exposure, soil and climate. This land hosts local grapes such as Grillo, Catarratto, Inzolia, Nero dAvola and Perricone as well as some international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah and Merlot.