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  • Santini Sweet Marsala 940X300

    Marsala-Sweet

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    Notes

    Appearance: Golden Amber

    Aroma & Flavor: Nuts, Caramel, Vanilla, Toffee

    Facts

    Alcohol: 18%

    Barrel Type: Perpeturum - Solera Barrel Aging

    Culture, history, passion and tradition are just a few of its elements; this wine really has its roots in the history of the town. Marsala was among Italy's first wines to be recognized, as we know it today, as a DOC wine. It is soft and sweet with a wood and caramel bouquet and a lusciously sweet and smooth flavor. Marsala is crafted from local, indigenous white grapes like Catarratto, Grillo (the most sought-after grape for Marsala production) or the highly aromatic Inzolia grape. The ruby-colored Marsalas hail from any combination of three local red grape varietals. The fermentation of the Marsala is halted by the addition of a grape brandy when the residual sugar content reaches the pre-determined levels according to the sweet/dry style the maker is shooting for. Similar to the solera system of blending various vintages of Sherry, Marsala often goes through a perpetuum system where a series of vintage blending takes place.

    Tasting Notes

    This golden amber wine shows intense nutty aromas with notes of caramel, vanilla and toffee. The fragrance is reflected on the palate in a lush velvety texture of pronounced sweetness refreshed by firm acidity.

    Pairs Well With
    • AlmondPastries
    • Ricotta Pastries