Florio’s Historic Reserves

History in a bottle

These three marsala reserves, selected from the best twentieth century vintages, form a precious collection preserved in the austere vaults of the Florio Wine Cellars. Three types – sweet, dry and virgin – which represent three different expressions of the marsala soul, drenched in sensations and fragrances. For savouring slowly in meditation. The following vintage years are available: 1939, 1944 and 1963.

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Riserva Aegusa

The most exclusive vintage

This refined and impressive vintage is filled with spicy and fruity sensations. Aegusa captivates with its amazingly persistent, complex mineral taste of liquorice root and burnt honey. A rare Florio Riserva, produced only with the best vintage of each decade, Aegusa rests in the stillness of the Florio Wine Cellars, maintaining the authenticity of single vintages. The following vintage years are available: 1941, 1952, 1964, 1974, 1989, 1994, 2001.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Grillo.

- TERRITORY -

The coastal strip of the municipality of Marsala.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

19,0% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

For meditation.

Donna Franca

The modernity of marsala

A blend of different marsala wines, matured separately and selected after a careful evaluation of the evolution of all the vintages preserved in the Florio Wine Cellars, Donna Franca expresses high levels of elegance and complexity. It’s warm, smooth and enveloping taste makes it a profound meditation wine, but also a refined partner for desserts or a gourmet aperitif.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Grillo.

- TERRITORY -

The coastal strip of the municipality of Marsala.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

19,0% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

For meditation, desserts or served cold as a memorable aperitif.

Baglio Florio

The modernity of marsala

Baglio Florio is an elegant marsala whose amber liquid contains all the intensity and freshness of Grillo, fortified and rendered harmonious by ten years of ageing in the Florio Wine Cellars. Extraordinary as a meditation wine, astonishes as an aperitif with smoked fish or cheese.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Grillo.

- TERRITORY -

The districts of Birgi and Spagnola in the coastal strip north of Marsala.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

19,0% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

For slow meditation, and also served cold as a classy aperitif.

Amaro della Compagnia

The winning meal finale

The scent of orange peel characterises this traditional Amaro, much loved by connoisseurs and featuring a secret recipe. An infusion of thirteen herbs including roots, spices and citrus peel, offers a perfect end to a great meal or a moment of soothing pleasure.

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Passito di Pantelleria

Natural passito wines

Made from quality Zibibbo grapes harvested on the island of Pantelleria and dried naturally by the sun. This modern wine, rich in nuances and excellent as a meditation drink, is superb with confectionery and, served cold, as an unusual aperitif.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Moscato di Alessandria, known as Zibibbo.

- TERRITORY -

Selected vineyards on the island of Pantelleria.

 

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

14,0% -14,5% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

To accompany desserts, or as a refined aperitif.

Malvasia delle Lipari

Natural passito wines

Malvasia and Corinto Nero grapes, grown on the volcanic soil of the island of Salina and sun-dried on cane mats, produce this harmonious wine, rich in Mediterranean suggestions tasting of sun and wind.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Malvasia di Lipari and Corinto Nero.

- TERRITORY -

Malfa, Salina Island, Aeolian Archipelago.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

13,5% – 14,0% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

A meditation dessert wine that also lends itself to unusual partnerships, like with blue cheeses.

Spumante Florio

The sweet sparkling wine

A sparkling wine perfect for celebrating life and its special moments, the Spumante Florio, produced with the craftsmanship that distinguishes all Florio wines, is an aromatic sparkling wine with Mediterranean scents and citrus notes. Fresh, effervescent and balanced, this wine is delicious with desserts and perfect for joyous toasts.

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Moscato.

- TERRITORY -

Central and western Sicily, provinces of Trapani and Agrigento.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

7,0 – 7,5 % vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

Great as an accompaniment to desserts.

Florio Spumante Brut

An unexpected Grillo

Elegant and pleasant, this lively modern wine, vinified with the Charmat method, has been created with Florio’s profound knowledge of Grillo grapes. Florio Spumante Brut is a sparkling wine with a multifaceted character, which releases its floral intensity on the nose and on the palate, where orange blossom sensations reveal Grillo’s legacy.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Grillo.

- TERRITORY -

Hills of western Sicily, between the municipalities of Salemi and Marsala.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

12,5 % vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

As an informal aperitif among friends.

Morsi di Luce

Liqueur wines

A refined dessert wine, Morsi di Luce expresses all the naturalness of Zibibbo grapes grown in Sicily and masterfully vinified. A scent of fruit and a clear, clean taste evoke sun-drenched windy landscapes, offering an irresistible accompaniment to ice cream.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Moscato di Alessandria, known as Zibibbo.

- TERRITORY -

Selected vineyards in Sicily.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

15,5% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

With desserts… And especially with ice cream.

Ambar

Liqueur wines

A complex fragrance, a full flavour featuring hints of acacia honey with a pleasant undertone of dried figs and raisins, plus an unexpected freshness. This is Ambar, a delectable wine to drink with confectionary or with fruit.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Moscato di Alessandria and Moscato Bianco.

- TERRITORY -

Selected vineyards in Sicily.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

15,5% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

Ideal after a meal.

Oxydia

Liqueur wines

An original expression of its territory of origin, Oxydia is made from a selection of the best Zibibbo grapes. Aromatic and fruity, this wine goes brilliantly with desserts but is also wonderful for accompanying strong spicy cheeses at the end of a meal.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Moscato di Alessandria, known as Zibibbo.

- TERRITORY -

Selected vineyards in Sicily.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

16% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

Ideal after a meal.

Zighidì

Liqueur wines

This wine, outstanding as a delicious meal finale or as an unusual aperitif, is made from grapes spread for days under the fiery late summer sun. The heart of the Mediterranean is enclosed in this Passito liqueur, sweet but also delightfully smooth on the palate thanks to hints of apricot and dried figs.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Moscato di Alessandria, known as Zibibbo.

- TERRITORY -

Selected vineyards on the island of Pantelleria.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

15,5% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

Astonishing as an aperitif.

Grecale

Liqueur wines

Fresh and smoothly enveloping, Grecale is a magnificent dessert wine. The grapes are partially fermented, then fortified with an excellent wine distillate, and then aged for several months, until this special nectar with its fragrant and fruity aroma is obtained, with hints of acacia honey and dried figs.

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- GRAPE VARIETY -

Moscato di Alessandria and Moscato Bianco.

- TERRITORY -

Selected vineyards in Sicily.

- ALCOHOLIC DEGREE -

15,5% vol.

- CONSUMPTION -

Exquisite with desserts.