Marco De Bartoli - Marsala Superiore DOC Riserva 1987

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Italy Sicily 750ml 1987
These classic versions of semi-dry Marsala Superiore Riserva differ in the way they’re aged and because of the addition of the “mistella”, unlike Vecchio Samperi that is unfortified. Both the younger 10 years aged wine and the more austere and older 1987  – which reminds us of the year it has been fortified – with their character take us back to sensations and emotions of older times.
3,500 Grillo vines per hectare, planted between 1970 and 1996 in Contrada Samperi, Marsala, in mostly level land, with sandy loam soil. The vines are trained with the “alberello” (gobelet) or single Guyot system. The grapes are picked and selected by hand, soft pressed, naturally decanted and traditionally fermented at room temperature, in oak and chestnut barrels. Part of the must is enriched with grape brandy for the preparation of “mistella” which is later added to the wine. The wine ages over 20 years in large oak and chestnut vats of different sizes.

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