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Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco

Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco

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Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco: A Dry Sicilian Delight

Unveiling a Treasure: The Allure of Dry Marsala

For many, Marsala conjures images of rich, decadent desserts and intensely sweet wines. While Marsala's fortified styles have earned their place in culinary history, a hidden gem exists: dry Marsala, also known as Marsala Secco. Here, we delve into the world of Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco, a captivating expression from Sicily's sun-drenched vineyards.

A Storied Legacy: The House of Curatolo Arini

Established in 1875, Curatolo Arini is a name synonymous with Marsala. As the oldest family-owned producer in the region, they have meticulously crafted Marsala for five generations. Their dedication to tradition and innovation shines through in their Marsala Secco, a wine that celebrates the versatility of this historic appellation.

A Wine of Distinction: Exploring the Tasting Profile

Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco is a revelation for those seeking a dry and sophisticated aperitif.

  • Colour: A beautiful golden amber hue, hinting at the wine's age and concentration.
  • Aroma: On the nose, a symphony of aromas unfolds. Delicate hints of dried apricot and citrus peel mingle with toasted almond and a touch of vanilla. Subtle notes of honey and white pepper add further complexity.
  • Palate: The first sip is a delightful surprise. The wine is dry, with a refreshing acidity that cuts through the richness. Flavours of dried fruit, particularly raisin and fig, emerge alongside hints of toasted hazelnut and spice. The wine boasts a full body, yet it remains elegant and well-balanced, with a long, lingering finish.

A Match Made in Heaven: Food Pairings for Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco

The versatility of Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco allows it to grace your table throughout the meal. Here are some delectable pairings to elevate your culinary experience:

  • Appetisers:  As an aperitif, this Marsala Secco shines. Pair it with a selection of cured meats, olives, marinated artichoke hearts, or a platter of hard cheeses like Pecorino Romano or a mature Cheddar. The wine's dry character cuts through the richness of the cheese, while its subtle sweetness complements the salty notes.
  • Main Courses:  Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco can also complement lighter main courses. Consider pairing it with roast chicken with a lemon and herb sauce, pan-seared scallops with brown butter, or delicate fish dishes. The wine's acidity cuts through the richness of the sauces and complements the delicate flavours of the seafood.
  • Desserts:  For a truly unique dessert pairing, explore cheese and fruit plates. The Marsala Secco's acidity balances the sweetness of the fruit and the creaminess of the cheese, creating a delightful harmony of flavours. Try it with a selection of blue cheeses like Gorgonzola or Stilton, accompanied by pears, figs, or grapes.

Beyond the Expected: The Art of Serving Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco

To fully appreciate the complexities of Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco, serve it slightly chilled, ideally between 10-12°C. This temperature range preserves the wine's refreshing acidity and highlights its delicate fruit and nut characters.

A Timeless Classic: The Allure of Dry Marsala

Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco is a testament to the enduring legacy of Marsala. It offers a captivating dry style that is perfect for both seasoned wine enthusiasts and curious newcomers. With its versatility at the table and its rich history, this Marsala Secco is a true gem waiting to be discovered.

The General Wine Co. – Your Gateway to Sicilian Delights

At The General Wine Co., we are passionate about bringing you the finest wines from around the world. Vito Curatolo Arini Marsala Secco is a prime example of a hidden treasure waiting to be explored. Visit our website or our store in Petersfield to discover this exceptional dry Marsala and embark on a delightful journey through Sicilian flavours.


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