Pellegrino Marsala Horatio S.O.M Ambra Dry Marsala DOC 2011
Grapes Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia
TERRITORY OF ORIGIN Marsala and Mazara del Vallo Agro of Marsala and Mazara del Vallo Province of Trapani
TERROIR Soil: medium-textured, tending to clay. Elevation: a few meters above sea level. Climate: Mediterranean, mild winters, limited rainfall, very hot and windy summer.
WINEMAKING AND REFINING Harvest time in the second decade of September, when ripening is advanced. Vinifi cation at 20°-22°C. Fermentation is arrested by addition of neutral alcohol. Next, cooked must is added. Minimum 24-month aging in oak barrels.
TASTING Color: light amber. Nose: balanced, with hints of apricot and dry fi co and pleasant vanilla notes. Taste: moderately dry with delicate apricot notes.
PAIRINGS Traditional: dry Sicilian desserts and marzipan cakes. Unconventional: wild pigeon breast stew in marsala wine wrapped in Nebrodi black pork lard. Serve at 12°-14°C.
ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH 18% vol.
FORMAT 75 cl