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Marsala Vergine Vintage 1980, Carlo Pellegrino (Italy)

Marsala Vergine Vintage 1980

Carlo Pellegrino (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
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Marsala (Sicily) This Marsala shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals good personality with intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with the characteristic hint of Marsala, dried fig and orange marmalade followed by aromas of leather, date, dried apricot, porcino mushroom, licorice, walnut, vanilla, almond, enamel and hints of coffee. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic and round attack, however balanced, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, almond and coffee. A well made wine. This Marsala ages for more than twenty years in barrique followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle. It is perfect also drunk alone or served in place of a distillate.

Alcohol: 19%

Hard and piquant cheese, Almond tarts

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 15 °C
(59 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 23, October 2004

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