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Cantine Pellegrino was established in 1880 by Paolo Pellegrino in Marsala on the island of Sicily. The company, still family-owned, is the largest in the region today, with nearly 1,000 acres of vineyards. The grapes used for all the Pellegrino wines are indigenous (or brought by the earliest settlers) and are rarely seen in other regions. The low rainfall, hot temperatures, and dry winds mean that few chemical treatments are needed.
The vineyard soils are a mix of clay and limestone. Small, sweet, concentrated fruit from low-yielding vineyards grown in the Marsala DOC zone are picked at the end of September. The fully fermented wine is fortified with grape spirit (distilled Marsala wine) and sweetened with boiled down must. The wine is aged over one year in oak casks.
With a bright amber color, the wine shows intense, persistent oak hints before dry, fine and delicate flavors on the palate.
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