CLASSIFICATION - MARSALA DOC (Designation of Controlled Origin).
1st YEAR OF PRODUCTION - Around 1915.
PRODUCTION AREA Coastal strip of the town of Marsala and hinterland of the province of Trapani.
SOIL Red, sandy soils, dry, rich in sand and marked by a low fertility, locally called “sciare”.
ALTITUDE - Vineyards grown from sea level to 300 meters msl.
VINEYARDS Typical Marsala bush-trained, density of at least 5,000 plants per hectare.
CLIMATE - Insular, with mild winters and very hot and dry summers.
VINTAGE - By hand, advanced maturity, after the 20th of September.
VINIFICATION Pressing of the grapes with a high sugar content to pass the precious substances found in the skins to the must. Fermentation at controlled temperature and liquoring with the addition of Mistella, Mosto Cotto and Wine Distillate to the wine.
AGEING - At least 30 months in oak casks and vats of various capacities.
MATURING - At least 3 months in bottle.
TASTING Colour - amber-coloured with old gold highlights. Aroma - extremely fine with scents of raisins and vanilla. Flavour - warm and full, with an elegant finish of bitter almonds and raisins.
ALCOHOL CONTENT - 18.0 v %.
RESIDUAL SUGARS - 38 - 39 g/l.
PRODUCTION OUTPUT - 940,000 750-ml. bottles.
SERVING TEMPERATURE - 15° - 16° C.
RECOMMENDED GLASS - Fine medium-sized, transparent tulip glass.
RECOMMENDED WITH Traditional dessert wine, especially delightful with dry pastries and hard cheeses.
STORING - Cool room (14° - 16° C.), not moist, away from direct light.
LIFE Marsala Classico which, if preserved in cellars with suitable conditions, has no time limits.
Originally bottled by DUCA DI SALAPARUTA Spa MARSALA (TP) ITALY