Old John Marsala Sup. Riserva Ambra Semisecco
apricot and carob aromas, full and warm, Pepper, thyme
Cataratto, Grillo, Inzolia
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
A Marsala Riserva, of intense amber colour, on the nose pleasant aromas of apricot and carob with delicate notes of thyme and black pepper.
On the palate it is full and warm, with notes of apricot and candied fruit.
Wonderful paired with pastries with ricotta and cream pastries. Excellent with blue cheese.
Named after a rich Liverpudlian merchant who, in 1773 landed by chance on the Marsala coast and was the first to make Marsala wine by adding alcohol to the local wine in order to take it with him to England.
The grapes are grown at an altitude from a few meters to about 100 metres above sea level. The harvest takes place from mid September, at an advanced phase of ripening.
It is aged for over 48 months in large oak barrels and at least 6 months in barrique.
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/