In a nutshell: An excellent value Sicilian white with a crisp and lively character.
The lowdown: Sicily is a great hunting ground for good value wine, and this brisk and bright, nicely full bodied white, a blend of indigenous Catarratto and Inzolia varieties, is a crowning example. With citrus and tropical fruit aromas followed by juicy pear and apple flavours it packs an awful lot of punch for its modest price tag.
When to drink: Ideal as an aperitif wine, or with dishes like salads, grilled chicken and seafood.
The Borgo Selene label is used for a couple of excellent value Sicilian wines made and blended at the Curatolo Arini winery in Marsala, Sicily by their own Antonino Reina and the highly respected winemaking consultant Alberto Antonini.
The Curatolos have been making wine for well over a century and are most renowned for their Marsalas, Sicily's famous fortified wine, as well as many high quality table wines from their western part of the island. Since around the turn of the century Alberto Antonini has acted as a consultant label and his expertise has helped them to develop the Borgo Selene wines, made from some of Sicily's indigenous workhourse grape varieties, into excellent examples of what can be achieved here.
Both the red and white have a real depth of flavour and character while remaining excellent value for money. From the 2018 vintage the vineyards supplying the fruit to these are now practising organic.