Anita Garibaldi Marsala Superiore Ambra
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
Dried Apricot, Honey, Intense Aromas, Quince
Cataratto, Grillo, Inzolia
A sweet wine of strong amber colour, with an intense and persistent bouquet, strong notes of quince and hints of dried fig and vanilla.
On the palate it is sweet and persistent with notes of dried apricot and honey.
A Marsala dedicated to the memory of Anita, Garibaldi’s young wife, who was welcomed with a glass of this sweet wine, on their landing in Sicily in 1860.
Traditionally it is enjoyed with all Sicilian desserts with ricotta or custard, also lovely with cheese.
The grapes are grown in the area around Marsala and Mazara del Vallo, at an altitude of few meters above sea level. The soil is relatively clayey and the climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and very hot and windy summers.
The harvest takes place second half of September, at advanced maturity. Vinification at 20-22 C, the fermentation is halted with the addition of neutral alcohol, later cooked grape must is added.
The Marsala Superiore is aged in oak barrels for at least 24 months.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/