Posted on 03/19/2015
In the age-old Florio Winery, the best marsala Reserve from each decade is selected and labelled with the intriguing name, Aegusa, the ancient name the Greek’s gave to Favignana, an island which once belonged to the Florio family, because of its butterfly-like shape. In the first decade of this new century, the chosen vintage is 2001, which encapsulates the light spirit of the butterfly it is named for, and the innovative, modern soul that has always been the hallmark of Florio wines. A fine marsala, the offspring of a long story and ancient traditions passed down over the centuries, contained in a Limited Edition bottle with a design that is surprisingly modern and exquisite in its shape and concept. A gleaming art deco-inspired embroidery of the wings of a butterfly, resting delicately on the shoulders of the austere, elegant bottle of Aegusa, makes this medium-dry marsala Reserve, which Vincenzo Florio loved to offer his most important guests, even more special. A jewel in precious white gold, made using 3D printing, one of the latest, most innovative technologies, a process used to make three-dimensional objects impossible to achieve with any other technology. Once again Florio reveals its modern craftsman soul thanks to a long and careful design process by Lorenzo Ruggieri (founder of Studio NARAI), and the unusual production technique chosen for this unique jewel, which embodies the avant-garde spirit of the Florio world. A world that has forever been solidly based on traditions and great mastery, but which cannot resist always looking to the future, living in the present and preserving the pleasure of amazing and surprising. After maturing in the patient silence of Florio’s cellars, Aegusa 2001, which joins the range comprising six fine Aegusa Reserves (1941, 1952, 1964, 1974, 1989, 1994), each representative of its decade, has a full, warm, velvet-soft flavour on the palate. Like all the Aegusa Reserves, its main quality is persistence. On tasting it reveals intense stewed fruit and burnt honey flavours in complete harmony with scents of spices and tobacco, which over the years will tend to become more complex. This marsala, destined to be long-living, will continue to evolve in the bottle, taking on a thousand new colour, bouquet and flavour nuances, while preserving intact the spark of the unexpected that is part of its DNA. A limited number of bottles and an exclusive Limited Edition of Aegusa 2001 that embody Florio’s two souls: great heritage and innovative spirit. Come to taste it!
Verona from March 22th to 25th – Hall 2 Stand B22/C33