Marsala Superiore Riserva
With an intense nose of bitter almonds, dates, sultanas and vanilla our Superiore Riserva is soft, elegant and full bodied on the palate with wonderful hints of dried fruit. Served chilled it is ideal as an aperitif, or at room temperature as a meditation wine. Great match for strong cheeses like aged Pecorino, Gorgonzola, Stilton, or Sicilian desserts.
The vineyards are located in the coastal region of Marsala where grapes have a higher propensity to natural oxidation and higher natural sugar level, which gives elegance and richness to our wine
The process requires soft pressing 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. This complex mixture together with the final alcohol content and the desired sugar level, gives us the traditional “Marsala” flavour.
|Variety:||Grillo, Cataratto and Inzolia.|
|Region:||Contrada Biesina and Baiata, Western Sicily.|
|Appearance:||Intense gold with shades of Amber.|
|Nose:||Note of toasted almond, cloves and cinnamon.|
|Palate:||Smooth full velvety body of dried fruit with a long lasting elegant spicy finish.|
|Music Pairing:||Chameleon / Herbie Hancock / Head Hunters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p5Jb8KaiUk|
|Maturation & Cellaring:||Aged for at least 10 years in oak barrels|
|Food Pairing:||One of the best matches is with soft cheese or as an aperitif. Excellent wine even for drinking after meals recommended with fine pastries. Special match is made by our traditional “marzipan fruit”. Suggested to serve in a medium tulip glass at a slightly cool temperature of 15°C.|
|Harvest Date:||Mid September|
|Bottling Date:||September 2011|
|Technical Info:||Alc: 18% TA: 4.5g/l RS: 25g/l pH: 3.4|