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Marsala Superiore Riserva Donna Franca, Florio

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A blend of different Marsala wines, matured separately and selected after a careful evaluation of the evolution of all the vintages preserved in the Florio Cellars, Donna Franca expresses stratospheric levels of elegance and complexity. Its warm soft enveloping taste, makes it a profound meditation wine but also a refined partner for desserts or a bold gourmet aperitif

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MARSALA SUPERIORE RISERVA DONNA FRANCA

D.O.C.

Production Area

Coastal strip in the Petrosino area

Grape Variety

Grillo

Type

Fortified wine

Classification

Marsala D.O.C. (Designation of Controlled Origin)

Soil

Scarcely fertile, siliceous, rich with “red earth” with ground water tables

Altitude

Coastline less than 50 metres above sea level

Vineyard

Typical Marsala bush-trained vines, density of at least 5,000 plants per hectare

Climate

Insular, with mild, rainy winters, and very hot and dry summers

Harvest

By hand, advanced ripening, in the second and third weeks of September

Vinification

Pressing of the grapes with a high sugar content, and contact with the skins for around 12 hours. Firm pressing to pass the precious substances found in the skins to the must. Slow fermentation and, in spring, blend of the resulting wine with fortified must, cooked must and wine-brandy

Ageing

Blend of marsala aged from 15 to 30 years in oak barrels. At least 6 months in bottle

Tasting Note

Colour: brilliant topaz with intense amber flashes

Bouquet: intense, complex, distinct traces of apricot syrup and dates, with a
wide range of spices

Flavour: full, warm, soft velvety with an elegant vanilla base. Clear traces of spices and candied fruit, with a caramel finish and bitter almonds

Alcohol Content

19,0 % vol

Sugar Content

93g/l

Serving Temperature

As aperitif 12° - 14° C. As dessert wine and as meditation wine 15° - 16° C

Recommended With

Elegant dessert wine and meditative wine

Storage

Cool (13°-15°C.) place not moist away from direct light

Life

If preserved in cellars with suitable conditions, has no time limits

1St Year of production

2007 harvest. Evolution of the “Aegusa Reserve”, born in ‘800

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Marsala Superiore Riserva Donna Franca, Florio

Marsala Superiore Riserva Donna Franca, Florio

A blend of different Marsala wines, matured separately and selected after a careful evaluation of the evolution of all the vintages preserved in the Florio Cellars, Donna Franca expresses stratospheric levels of elegance and complexity. Its warm soft enveloping taste, makes it a profound meditation wine but also a refined partner for desserts or a bold gourmet aperitif

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