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Pellegrino – Marsala No167 Single Barrel 75cl
Born from a single oak barrel, a dry marsala that in over 15 years has developed intense aromas of wood and spices, as well as an impressive taste, particularly warm and balsamic.
GRAPE VARIETY Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia
TERRITORY OF ORIGIN Inland of the territory of Marsala
TERROIR Soil composition: medium-textured, slightly clayey soil. Altitude: from 100 to 200 metres above sea level. Climate: Mediterranean, mild winters, limited rainfall, very hot and windy summers.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING Harvest period from mid-September, at an advanced phase of ripening. Fermentation at a temperature of 20°-22°C. Fortification with pure wine spirit until reaching the optimal strength. Aging for over 15 years in single 20hl oak barrel.
TASTING NOTES Colour: mahogany with amber reflections. Bouquet: intense with a broad hint of wood and spicy notes of cloves and cinnamon. Slight nuances of citrus peel, plum and cocoa. Flavour: impressive, with remarkable sapidity and acidity; warm and balsamic, with strong aromas of wood and licorice and slight hints of cocoa.
PAIRING Traditional: dry pastries and semi-dry cigars. Unconventional: smoked tuna, aged cheese with onion jam or pickled citrus fruits. Serve at 12°-14° C.