Localization: Sicily, Italy
Tasting Notes: If you've forgotten the flavors of this once super-popular fortified wine from Sicily, it's time to repay a visit to Marsala. Florio's Dry version offers fragrant notes of caramel, candied fruit, maple syrup and citrus peel over a creamy texture.
Food Pairing: Marsala is often used as a cooking aid, but forget that: try it as an apéritif wine with cubes of Gorgonzola or Roquefort cheese.
The Domain: Unexpected and original, Florio wines conquer through their luminous Mediterranean attributes, their fascinating history and their daring modernity.
Duca di Salaparuta has long-lasting relationships with a series of high-quality Sicilian vineyards that supply grapes for Corvo and Florio wines. The work of these suppliers is monitored at all stages of fruit growth, but they are also carefully advised throughout the year by Duca di Salaparuta technicians, who offer constant support in vineyard management and eventual problem-solving. If on arrival at the winery, the grapes do not fall within the parameters set by the Company and by law, they are rejected without appeal. However, the relationship of trust and collaboration built up over the years has drastically reduced any problems.
The grapes destined to become a Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta or Florio wine have already been subjected to strict controls in their vineyards. However, Duca di Salaparuta – adopting an increasingly consumer-friendly perspective – has invested in state-of-the-art control and monitoring systems to check the materials reaching the Winery, to ensure compliance with current regulations. This laboratory activity is also correlated with the skills and experience of our Technical Team, who assess the quality of the grapes not only from a health point of view but also from an oenological perspective, reserving the right to refuse a batch that is analytically valid but not considered suitable for our quality standards. Each batch of grapes harvested for Duca di Salaparuta is qualitatively guaranteed by the judgment of our Agronomist and our Oenologist, as well as assessed during growth and before picking by Duca di Salaparuta’s Quality Control team.