Marsala Superiore Secco
With well-balanced notes of toasted almonds, dried figs and sultanas on the nose. Our Superiore Secco has delicate notes of vanilla and oak on the palate and is elegant and moderately dry. A perfect match for custard or sweet ricotta pastries, almond and fruit based desserts, it is also wonderful with dark chocolate or hard, aged cheeses.
The 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 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 (cooked must). 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 Amber coloured.|
|Nose:||Balanced notes of toasted almonds, dried figs and raisins, with delicate hints of vanilla and wood.|
|Palate:||Soft, dry and moderately spicy.|
|Music Pairing:||Think / Lynn Collins / Culture Club Vol 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nneo3yv91AU|
|Maturation & Cellaring:||Aged for over 5 years in oak barrels|
|Food Pairing:||A truly interesting match is found if served with ripe cheeses and excellent with dried fruit and pastries made with “ricotta”. Best to serve in a medium tulip glass slightly chilled at 15°C.|
|Harvest Date:||Mid September|
|Bottling Date:||September 2011|
|Technical Info:||Alc: 18% TA: 4.5g/l RS: 25g/l pH: 3.4|