Posted on 04/05/2016
From this year, the range of Duca di Salaparuta wines produced with grapes from the Vajasindi Estate on the slopes of Mount Etna encompasses a new Pinot Noir: Sciaranèra. In this complex, multi-faceted area, where the volcanic soil gives the vineyards unique characteristics, Duca di Salaparuta has chosen to plant Nerello Mascalese, a variety indigenous to Etna from which Làvico, and Pinot Noir, a noble variety that produces refined wines with a distinctive personality and unmistakable elegance. Duca di Salaparuta took up an arduous winemaking challenge when it decided to produce two single varietal Pinot Noirs on the slopes of the volcano – firstly Nawàri, and now Sciaranèra. Two wines with a common origin, but each with its own unique personality. Nawàri, which is made with grapes grown higher up on the Estate, is representative of Duca di Salaparuta’s appetite for innovation, and Sciaranèra, a red wine with seductive freshness, where fruit and spices blend harmoniously, made with grapes grown on the lower part of the Estate, and proof that Pinot Noir has found a home on the rugged slopes of Etna. The latest Duca di Salaparuta volcanic wine, Sciaranèra expresses a perfect balance of fruity aromas and those of maturation, which blend in a wine where smoothness and complexity reach an ideal, unforgettable compromise. 2016 also brings with it a very significant anniversary for Florio, the 110th anniversary and the 100 races of the legendary Targa Florio, the automobile race started in 1906 as a result of Vincenzo Florio’s love of daring, visionary enterprises. Florio celebrates this momentous anniversary with an exclusive Limited Edition of one of its best loved Florio Marsala wines – Targa Riserva 1840, inspired by the sophisticated atmosphere of early 20th century motor racing. A natural-coloured leather sheath, made entirely by hand by a craftsman to a design by Studio NARAI, encloses the elegant bottle of Targa Riserva 1840, its circular cut-out and button fastening the sheath around the bottle evoking racing drivers’ gloves, while saddle stitching recalls the hand-sewn leather steering wheels on vintage cars. The fine leather, meticulous stitching, precise finishes and shiny metal button are all details that embody a story of a passion for challenges, love of quality and the desire to create something unique. A story that is the story of Florio and its wines, made with craftsmanship and animated by a revolutionary spirit. The same passionate, inspired spirit that led Vincenzo Florio to organize an international automobile race in early 20th century Sicily where precarious roads were still those from the times of the Bourbon kings, with multiple hairpin bends, rough, potholed surfaces and numerous challenges. Despite the difficulties, the Targa Florio was a huge success with participants and the public right from the very first race, and over the years became one of Italy’s most prestigious competitions. This world of daring and style can be found today in all Florio wines, and Targa Riserva 1840 in particular.
Verona April 10|13 – Hall 2 Stand B26/C30