Cantine Florio Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco 2001
Complex, vibrant with marine energies, Marsala SR0301 redefines the parameters of pleasantness through a shifting harmony that is enriched with new nuances with each taste. Meditation wine.
Serving temperature | 14-16° C
Grape variety | White grapes DOC Marsala
Territory | Coastal strip of the municipality of Marsala and hinterland of the province of Trapani
Alcohol content | 19% vol.
DOC white grapes for Marsala
TERRITORY OF ORIGIN
Coastal strip of the municipality of Marsala and hinterland of the province of Trapani
Medium-textured, dry, sand-rich red soils
Typically grown as Marsala sapling and/or low espalier, with a density of at least 4,000 vines per hectare
Insular with mild winters and very hot and dry summers, characterized by the presence of vigorous winds
DOC Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco
YEAR OF FORTIFICATION
Hand picking, starting in mid-September, of overripe grapes on the vine to build a grape with high and ripe sugar and polyphenol content
Energetic extraction forces come into play through the use of the traditional press to create musts loaded with color, high dry extracts and extreme marine flavor. Fermentations in
cement, punctuated by continuous micro-oxygenations, which continue even in post-fermentation, preparing the wine for the encounter with alcohol, to initiate the first “act of giving DOC Marsala”
Meeting of wine, siphon (grape must suitable for giving DOC Marsala muti – that is, whose fermentation has been stopped – added ethyl alcohol of viticultural origin), cooked must and a
small percentage of alcohol
GEOGRAPHY OF REFINEMENT
20 years. Initial aging took place in 16-hl lived casks.
Since July 2008, it has been in the 25.5 hl 6DAG vat, 20 meters in the 140-meter-long Garibaldi Cellars, 115 meters from the sea
19% by vol (38 PROOF)
14° – 16°C
WAY OF PRESERVATION
In a cool and not excessively humid environment, protected from light
Marsala which, if stored in suitable cellars, has virtually no time limits
Florio wines are born in a magical corner in the heart of the Mediterranean, the “Fascia del Sole,” an area in southwestern Sicily characterized by a special relationship between microclimate, vineyard and soil. Here Florio, a contemporary craftsman with an intense, unusual and precious soul, has been able to sublimate the uniqueness of a territory into wines capable of expressing a universe of unexpected sensations. An innovator by tradition, over nearly two centuries Florio has gained unique experience, reinterpreting the past with modern winemaking technologies to arrive at the production of wines of great prestige, to be savored on multiple occasions: fortified wines, marsala, passiti and sparkling wines to be discovered, or rediscovered, as an original aperitif, to accompany a dessert or to be sipped while meditating. Products deeply linked to their territories of origin, but presented in a modern guise. Florio is a brand that can boast a unique and fascinating history with a family of great pioneers. But not only that. Continuous search for quality operated through the selection of the best fruits, careful and innovative processing of raw materials, with the aim of creating products that evoke the Terroir of origin, habitats that are unrepeatable in terms of variety and vocated to inimitable productions, and a production philosophy oriented towards excellence and attention to detail. All this is Florio: for nearly 200 years, quality through passion.