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Marsala Superiore Riserva VecchioFlorio, Florio

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The Classic dessert wine, VecchioFlorio is a versatile nectar, also outstanding as an aperitif. This superior Marsala, extremely well known in Italy and abroad, is made from Grillo and Catarratto grapes and aged in old oak barrels for 30 months – well above the requirements of its D.O.C. specification – in the tranquillity of the centuries-old vaults of Cantine Florio

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MARSALA SUPERIORE RISERVA VECCHIOFLORIO

D.O.P.

Production Area

Coastal strip of the town of Marsala and hinterland of the province of Trapani

Grape Variety

Grillo and Cataratto white grapes

Type

Fortified wine

Classification

D.O.P.

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 above sea level

Vineyard

Typical Marsala bush-trained vines with density of at least 5.000 plants per hectare

Climate

Insular, with mild winters and very hot and dry summers

Harvest

By hand, at advanced ripening, 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 blend of the resulting wine with fortified must, cooked must
and wine-brandy

Ageing

Almost 3 years in oak casks and vats of various capacities.One of the secret of quality marsala is the ageing, for this VecchioFlorio ripen in oak casks of various capacities for at least 30 months, 6 months more than as expected from disciplinary. At least 3 months in bottle

Tasting Note

Colour: amber-coloured with gold highlights

Bouquet: of great finesse with scents of raisins and vanilla

Flavour: warm and full, with an elegant finish of bitter almonds and raisins

Alcohol Content

18.00 % vol

Sugar Content

38 - 39 g/l

Serving Temperature

As aperitif 8° - 10° C. As dessert wine and as meditation wine 14° - 16° C.

Recommended with

As aperitif go well with medium-aged cheeses, roasted almonds and fish eggs. Is also a traditional dessert wine excellent with pastries and dried fruit

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Marsala Superiore Riserva VecchioFlorio, Florio

Marsala Superiore Riserva VecchioFlorio, Florio

The Classic dessert wine, VecchioFlorio is a versatile nectar, also outstanding as an aperitif. This superior Marsala, extremely well known in Italy and abroad, is made from Grillo and Catarratto grapes and aged in old oak barrels for 30 months – well above the requirements of its D.O.C. specification – in the tranquillity of the centuries-old vaults of Cantine Florio

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