Dark amber, with hints of dates and apricots; sweet, full, warm and harmonic with an elegant, dried fruit finish. The Marsala of choice for fish, poultry and meat preparation. An elegant after-dinner wine.
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Deep within the heart of Sicily's sunbelt lies the Marsala region - a place of warm, mineral-rich soil, sea-kissed breezes and an abundance of golden sunshine. Florio Marsalas have been produced in this land for nearly two centuries.
Used in the finest cuisines and at the world's finest tables, Florio Marsalas have received the 'Chefs in America National Gold Medal' for superior quality for five consecutive years.
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Leading company in the production of Marsala Wine, Florio's production is oriented on Classic high quality Marsala Doc - Superiore, Riserva, Vergine - as well as Aromatic Fortified wines, Sweet wines, Mediterranean brandy and typical liqueurs.
Florio covers over 60% of high quality Marsala wine production and 35% of the whole Marsala market. The Company, established in 1833, is located in Marsala - Sicily on the western tip of the island, in the hearth of the Mediterranean Sun belt (38° parallel) and covers 50.000sq.m.The winery, still situated on the original site in Marsala, extends over an area of 20.000 sq.m., and produces over 5 million liters of Marsala wine, all of which matures in red oak casks: slowly, carefully, perfectly. Florio's 200-year old cellars "Baglio", guarantee the proper internal aeration and steady temperature thanks to its cathedral shaped building made of tufa covered with tiles. In 1929 FLORIO was acquired by Cinzano and in 1930 it was the first and only Company to market in Italy and abroad the Marsala: bottled exclusively on the site of origin.
The Duca di Salaparuta group comprises three historic brands which represent Sicily and Italy worldwide: Corvo and Duca di Salaparuta, dating back to 1824, and Florio, which dates from 1833.
Acquired by Illva Saronno Holding and brought together in a single group, the two historic companies now constitute the leading privately-owned wine producing group in Sicily and their estates and cellars provide a key chapter in the history of Sicily.
The three brands, each bear witness to specific areas and specializations, provide a complete range of wines for every taste and occasion.
Is a legend in its own right, an historic brand, whose strength is the ability to express new ideas; its wines, in their personality and seduction, are characterized by excellent value for money and provide quality everyday consumption.
Duca di Salaparuta
Is able to offer an ever-seductive expression of the passion of Sicily. Each wine is a unique expression of a specific local context and of wine-making traditions down through the years, where an authentic lifestyle stands out immediately.
Is an innovator by tradition, revealing an unexpected world, a modern artisan with an intense, unusual and precious soul.
Wines of the highest quality to be enjoyed on any occasion. Fortified, passito and sparkling wines to be rediscovered as an aperitif, dessert or meditation wine.
A company that has acquired unique experience over the last two centuries thanks to its respect for tradition, attention to detail and innovative vision.