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Marsala
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Category: Wine
Alc/vol: 17% to 20%

Is a caramel flavored fortified wine. It is named after the city from which it came and is the most popular dessert wine in Italy. It is made with partially fermented grape juice, grape syrup and alcohol. Marsala is aged in oak casks for 4 months (Fine Marsala, sweet), 2 years (Superiore Marsala, sweet) and 5 years (Vergine Marsala, dry). Marsala is golden brown and is produced in Sicily. Sweet Marsala is best enjoyed 5 to 10°C. (41 to 50°F) in a sherry glass, as a cocktail or with dessert. Dry Marsala is best enjoyed 8 to 12°C (46 to 54°F) in a sherry glass, as a cocktail or in the preparation of Scallopini Marsala (an Italian veal dish).


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