Duca di Salaparuta brands are in BELUGA GROUP’s portfolio

february 9 /2022

BELUGA GROUP continues expanding the portfolio of imported wines. In January 2022, the agreement with the Italian company Duca di Salaparuta on distribution of Sicily brands: Duca di Salaparuta, Florio and Corvo, – came into force.

Duca di Salaparuta has the 198-year history. The company was founded in 1824, simultaneously with two brands: Duca di Salaparuta and Corvo, in Castaldaccia on Sicily Island. The founder, Giuseppe Alliata, Duke of Salaparuta, a passionate connoisseur of wines, turned his passion into a profession by setting up the production of French-style wines from the autochthonous Sicilian varieties Nero d'Avola, Grillo, Frappato, Moscato Bianco, Pinot Nero, Vermentino, and others, in his private estate in Castaldaccia. The Duca di Salaparuta brands represent Sicily in the world winemaking.

Duca di Salaparuta premium wines, are created from the autochthonous Sicilian grape varieties Nerello Mascalese, Nero d'Avola, Grillo, and others. For them the most suitable location is selected in three vineyards in different parts of the island: in the Vajasindi estate on the slopes of Mount Etna, in the Risignolo estate, along the Salemi hills, and in the Suor Marques estate in central Sicily.

Delicate and elegant red and white wines from Corvo were the first Sicilian wines to be bottled and became an absolute innovation in local winemaking. Today Corvo wines are presented in the middle segment. To ensure the required production volumes, the brand cooperates with Sicilian winegrowers, controlling every stage of the grape ripening and supporting the management of the vineyards. The production is carried out on two facilities owned by Duca di Salaparuta: fermentation – in Aspra, and aging – in Casteldaccia.

The premium brand Florio, established in 1833 by Vincenzo Florio, represents Marsala wines, being created with respect to the Sicilian winemaking traditions. The grapes for the iconic sweet fortified wines are grown in the hot, airy coastal region of Marsala and on nearby islands.

The Duca di Salaparuta wines have many times received prestigious industry awards and entered reputable ratings such as Wine Enthusiast, Decanter Awards, Falstaff, WOW the Italian Wine Competition, Vinum, Wine Advocat, Berebene, Wine Spectator, TEXSOM, the Wine Hunter Awards, Mundis Vini, Vinous, and others.

About Duca di Salaparuta

The Duca di Salaparuta Group is the largest private winemaking group in Sicily. The company owns three historic wine brands that represent Sicily and Italy worldwide: Corvo and Duca di Salaparuta, founded in 1824, and Florio, founded in 1833. Each of them represents a specific area of the island and expresses the uniqueness of its terroir.

Duca di Salaparuta is one of the most advanced winemaking companies in Italy, combining the experience and traditions with modern technologies and methods. Since its foundation in 1824 Duca di Salaparuta works with autochthonous Sicilian grape varieties. All the winemaking processes from the harvest’s arrival at the winery to the wines storage are subjected to advanced computer supervision, thus ensuring total product traceability and minimizing production anomalies.

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