Old John Marsala Riserva 1998 Ambra Semidry DOC -  Franco Wine Imports
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Old John Marsala Riserva 1998 Ambra Semidry DOC

Cantine Pellegrino

It was 1773 when a rich merchant from Liverpool called John landed in Sicily with his ship. He added alcohol to the local wine to be able to take it back home , thus creating Marsala. The color is intense amber. The perfume is of intense apricot, and carob, with slight notes of thyme and black pepper. The taste is full and warm with apricots and candied fruit.
Food Pairing   This wine goes well with all Sicilian desserts, with cream and ricotta such as cannoli. Can be served with aged cheeses , and quinces.
Best served at a temperature of   12˚C > 14˚C
18% ABV

The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates that are considered the most suitable for grape growing. The Pellegrino family has since 1880 personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, make it today one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.