"Hortio" Marsala, Dry Amber 2011 - Carlo PellegrinoRegular price $191.70
Supplier: Pellegrino SPA
Dedicated to the famous English admiral Horatio Nelson, who at the end of the eighteenth century would use marsala wine to refresh his crew considering it to be a drink with special healing benefit's
GRAPES: Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia
TERRITORY DI ORIGIN: Countryside around Marsala and Mazara del Vallo. Province of Trapani
VINIFICATION AND AGEING: Harvesting time during the second ten days of September, at advanced maturation. Vinification at 20°-22°C. The fermentation is halted with the addition of neutral alcohol. Then cooked Must is added. Ageing in oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months
Colour: Light Amber.
Bouquet: balanced, with hints of Apricot and dry Fig and pleasant vanilla notes
Flavour: moderately dry with delicate notes of apricot.
Traditional: dry Sicilian pastries and marzipan.
Unconventional: stewed wild pigeon breast with marsala wine wrapped in Nebrodi black pig lardo (cured strips of fatback). Serve at 12°-14°C
ALCOHOL CONTENT 18% vol