Marsala Superiore Dolce
Garibaldi’s favourite Marsala, it is also known as ‘Garibaldi Dolce’. With an intense nose of figs, almonds and sultanas, it is full and mellow on the palate with notes of dried fruit, honeysuckle and caramel and a very pleasant sweet finish. Perfect paired with custard or sweet ricotta pastries, fruit and almond based desserts.
Our vineyards are located in the coastal region of Marsala where grapes have a higher propensity to natural oxidation and higher natural sugar levels, which gives elegance and richness to our wine.
The process requires soft press and slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 20 -25 °C. To the base wine, which is pale yellow in colour, is added table wine, mistella (fresh grape must with alcohol) and mosto cotto (cooked must). This complex mixture, together with the final alcohol content and the desired sugar level, gives us the traditional “Marsala” flavour.
|Variety:||Grillo,Catarratto and Inzolia.|
|Region:||Contrada Biesina and Baiata, Western Sicily|
|Appearance:||Tawny-gold colouring with amber highlights.|
|Nose:||Persistent aroma of dried fruits and sultanas.|
|Palate:||Silky to the tongue with a definite hints of dried fruit, figs, and almonds .The aftertaste is persistent but not cloying with a delicate finishing touch of honey.|
|Music Pairing:||The Budos Band - Crimson Skies / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iw31S2NZSo|
|Maturation & Cellaring:||Aged for over 5 years in oak barrels|
|Food Pairing:||Harmonic and well structured wine with a full and pleasantly sweet final finish. Food matching suggestions are hard and spicy cheeses like Parmesan and Pecorino, and also with fruit and dry pastries or just as an after meal sipping wine. Suggested to serve in a medium tulip glass at a slightly cool temperature of 15°C.|
|Harvest Date:||Mid September begin of October|
|Bottling Date:||Settembre 2011|
|Technical Info:||Alc: 18% TA: 4.5g/l RS: 110g/l pH: 3.4|