"Old John" Marsala Superiore Riserva, Ambra, Semi-Dry, 1998 - Carlo Pellegrino

"Old John" Marsala Superiore Riserva, Ambra, Semi-Dry, 1998 - Carlo Pellegrino

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Supplier: Pellegrino SPA 

FORTIFIED WINE DOC, MARSALA

In 1773 a rich Liverpudlian merchant named John landed by chance on the Marsala coast and was the fi rst to make marsala wine by adding alcohol to local wine to take it with him to England.

 

GRAPES: Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia

TERRITORY DI ORIGIN: Inland of Marsala and Mazara del Vallo. Province of Trapani

VINIFICATION AND AGEING: Harvest period from mid-September, at an advanced phase of ripening. Vinification at 20°-22°C. Fermentation is stopped by adding rectified spirit. Then cooked grape must is added. Aging for over 48 months in 80hl and 50hl oak barrels, with at least 6 months in barrique.

TASTING NOTES: 

Colour: Intense Amber.

Aroma: pleasant notes of apricots and carob with delicate scents of thyme and black pepper. Palate: full and warm, with notes of apricots and candied fruit

PAIRING:

Traditional:  All Sicilian pastries with ricotta and pastry creams

Unconventional: Brown sugar frosted quinces wrapped in Sicilian black swine ham. Serve at 12°-14° C.

ALCOHOL CONTENT 18% vol