Borgo Selene Rosso 2008
An excellent balance of body and finesse are displayed by this fruity wine produced by blending the two most important red grapes of the island. Always guaranteed to get to you in top condition thanks to the modern screw-top closure. Ruby red in colour with fresh notes of red berries, cherries and plums. It is round and smooth on the palate, with lovely soft tannins.
The Curatolo family has been producing excellent Marsala and creditable wine for over a century. Since the 1999 vintage Alberto Antonini has acted as a consultant to the Curatolos and brought with him the modern winemaking skills that allow the varieties to express their maximum potential.
The Borgo Selene wines (‘Selene’ is derived from Greek word for ‘moon’, an illustration of the influence of the Greeks who also brought the vine to Sicily, have had on the Mediterranean’s largest island) are made and blended by Alberto Antonini.
Produced from selected grapes grown in two different vineyards: one near Marsala and one near central Sicily. The Curatolo family currently has over 100 hectares under vine.
Fermentation took place in 500 litre fibreglass vats. The must was macerated on the skins for ten days at a temperature of 24-28°C. The wine then spent a month on its lees before being bottled.