Cantina Marilina Currivu Rosso
Cantine Marilina was created by Angelo Paternò, a 25 year Sicilian winemaking veteran. Prior to founding his own winery, Angelo was the winemaker and technical director for the Sicilian wineries Cantine Settesoli and then Duca di Salaparuta. He purchased 60 hectares of vineyards on a hill formerly known as Poggio dei Fossi in the southeastern Sicilian province of Siracusa. Still involved in the day to day running of the winery, he has handed the management of the business to his daughters Marilina and Federica. They take a minimal interventionist approach in the vineyard and farm according to organic principles. Almost half of the estate is dedicated to polyculture in order to create a well balanced environment. The 35 hectares of vines are planted to Nero d’Avola, Grecanico, Muscat Blanc, Moscato Giallo, Insolia, Merlot, Tannat, Viognier, and Chardonnay.
The Marilina Currivu Rosso is made from a blend of Nero d'Avola and Merlot made from grapes hand-harvested from vineyards in the San Lorenzo District of south eastern Sicily. Juicy and fruit forward, the wine was vinified and aged in concrete tanks for 8 months.