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"1880" MARSALA VERGINE RISERVA DOC

Wine: Fortified
Region: Sicilia
Vintage: 1980

Description

Grape: Grillo, Catarratto, Inzolia

Ageing: 25 months in oak barrel
Vinification: Fortification with pure wine spirit until reaching the optimal strength.
Deep and brilliant golden colour with amber highlights. Intense and lingering with clear notes of dried figs and carobs. In the palate it is sec and dry, with hints of almonds and spicy and balsamic notes.

Winery

Founded in 1880, the Pellegrino family farms stretch for more than 300 hectares across many kinds of soil and microclimates. In over 135 years, Pellegrino has gained a deep knowledge of Sicily lands and the methods for cultivation of native grape varieties and the best techniques for wine-making.

Pairings

Wine pairing notes

The strong opposite flavors in this dish, sweet and sour, fresh and oily, call for an extreme wine pairing.  A vintage fortified wine to match the dish long lasting taste with the persistence of the wine. The Marsala aromas of toasted almonds, combined with the highly balsamic notes, smooth out the extreme freshness and sweetness of the pineapple.

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