Crossing Sicily, from east to west, we take you on a journey through the Baglio – an ancient rustic building typical of those places – by Stefano Caruso and Mario Minnini, where you will discover the hints of violet of their extraordinary Nero d’Avola, aged in a cellar that has remained identical since 1904.
The magical interweaving of North and South. Two families and two totally different entrepreneurial stories that intersect and merge when Stefano Caruso, third generation of winemakers, meets Mario Minini, owner of a marketing company in Northern Italy and give birth in the area of Marsala in western Sicily, the Caruso & Minini.
That passion and that desire to give the maximum, gives life to an ambitious bet, which sees as protagonists, on the one hand, the agricultural tradition of the family Caruso and on the other hand, the expertise in sales of Minini.
This is how this company was born, which in a short time established itself on the market with a product of high excellence, whose only objective is to transfer the tradition in the bottle, giving the wines of the area a modern expression and in step with the times. Nothing is ever left to chance: every single portion of land is chosen, with the experience of those who have been cultivating it for generations… Here is one of the secrets to creating the best possible combinations between the vine, the climate, the land and the passion of men who know how to overcome the challenges that lie ahead.
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The charm of Baglio
In Sicilian it would be said “Bagghiu”, and in all likelihood it is of Arab origin, since the courtyards in that language are called Bahal.
The baglio is a farm or a factory, with an inner courtyard. It looks like a fortified building and inside there is a large courtyard.
There is also a distinction between them: Bagli Padronali and Contadini. The difference lies mainly in the shape and details: the so-called Masterpieces are quadrangular and whose courtyard is closed in the four sides, it is accessed, in fact, through a large opening, closed by a door; those Contadini (Farmer), less sumptuous, although even the master ones do not exceed in pomp, are rectangular in shape with very small windows and high and are more recent as buildings, than the master ones.