Giuseppe Clementi and Giuseppe Ferranti
Our aim is to be the ambassador for Sicilian wines. We strive to produce top-quality wines using SIcily's native grape varietals, which we strongly believe would only come from hillside vineyards.
The area, which was under water millions of years ago, is characterized by its rich alluvial soil. Most notable in our soil is the large pebbles/stones we call cuti. These softball-sized cuti not only impart a distinct minerality on the grapes grown in them but also soak up heat from the sun which is transferred to the vines allowing for an earlier ripening of the fruit thus making harvest possible at a stage that will allow for higher acidity in the wines.
Located on Sicily’s westernmost coast near the town of Marsala, Caruso & Minini boasts a history that harks back to the late 1800s when Antonio Caruso bought the company to grow grapes for the nearby Marsala factories. The company was passed through subsequent generations until Nino Caruso finally decided to begin making and bottling his own wine in the mid-1900s. In 2004, Stefano Caruso joined forces with Mario Minini of Lombardy to launch the present-day winery producing wines from indigenous Sicilian varietals such as Catarratto, Nero d’Avola, Perricone, Frappato, Inzolia, and Nerello Mascalese.