Fortified Wines » Marsala

Marsala is made around the region around the town of the same name in the west of Sicily. During the days of early sea journeys, something had to be done to wine to allow it to last the length of the long ocean voyages, so Brandy was added to make the wine last longer and to be more resistant to temperature changes. This then became known as a "fortified wine". Marsala is made using the white grape varieties of Grillo, Inzolia, and Catarratto among others which produces a golden and amber Marsala. For a ruby red Masarla, the dark red skin/berry grapes of Pignatello, Calabrese, Nerello Mascalese and Nero d'Avola are used. Marsala wines are classified depending ontheir color, sweetness and their aging. The three levels of sweetness are secco (dry), semisecco (medium dry) and sweet. The colour and aging classifications are Oro which is a golden colour, Ambra which is an amber colour and Rubin which is a Ruby colour. Fine has minimal aging, typically less than a year Superiore is aged at least two years Superiore Riserva is aged at least four years Vergine e/o Soleras is aged at least five years Vergine e/o Soleras Stravecchio e Vergine e/o Soleras Riserva is aged at least ten years. Marsala can be served chilled, with Parmesan (stravecchio), Gorgonzola, Roquefort and other, spicy cheeses. Marsala wine was traditionally served as an aperitif between the first and second courses of a meal.

Lombardo Cucina Marsala Fine 75cl

Lombardo Cucina Marsala Fine

Lombardo has been making Marsala on Sicily since 1881...more 11.95 inc VAT

Marsala Curini Cremovo 75cl

Marsala Curini Cremovo

Marsala Cremovo Curini is made from 'Fine' marsala with the addition of egg yolks...more 9.95 inc VAT

Paolo Lazzaroni & Figli Cremovo Fine Marsala 75cl

Paolo Lazzaroni & Figli Cremovo Fine Marsala

Paolo Lazzaroni & Figli Cremovo Fine Marsala Marsala is made from 'Fine' marsala with the addition o ...more 13.95 inc VAT

Paolo Lazzaroni & Figli Marsala Fine IP 75cl

Paolo Lazzaroni & Figli Marsala Fine IP

Marsala is made on the Italian island of Sicily, around the coastal town of Marsala...more 13.95 inc VAT

pellegrino garibaldi Dolce 75cl

pellegrino garibaldi Dolce

In 1980 Paolo Pellegrino founded a winery in the town of Marsala to produce a fortified wine...more 14.95 inc VAT

Pellegrino Marsala Superiore Secco 75cl

Pellegrino Marsala Superiore Secco

In 1980 Paolo Pellegrino founded a winery in the town of Marsala to produce a fortified wine...more 14.95 inc VAT

Perlino Marsala Fine 75cl

Perlino Marsala Fine

Perlino Marsala Fine is a deliciously medium-dry wine with an attractive raisin and burnt sugar nose ...more 12.95 inc VAT

Vito Curatolo Arini Cremovo Marsala 75cl

Vito Curatolo Arini Cremovo Marsala

Marsala is made on the Italian island of Sicily, around the coastal town of Marsala...more 10.95 inc VAT


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Fortified Wines » Marsala