These devotees would have much enjoyed Cantine Pellegrino's Marsala Vergine Riserva del Centenario 1980, which is tawny amber with apricot reflections, and has a rich bouquet with marzipan and almonds laced with caramel, peppery spice and haunting bitter walnuts. The palate is just as nice, with powerful nutmeats laced with powdered orange peel and hints of brown sugar and supported by considerable savory warmth that continues at great length.
This is a wine you can have a conversation with, and if you like drier fortified wines of this kind by all means seek it out.
Got some Marsala Fine (what they cook with) kicking around? Some ideas:
- Filetto al Marsala
A classic, and extremely tasty beef filet.
- Scaloppine al Marsala
Every trattoria in Rome offers this Roman Jewish classic, veal or chicken scallops cooked in a Marsala sauce.
Oranges in Marsala: Arance al Marsala
Quick, tasty, and rather racy.
Cantine Pellegrino's Site | The Consorzio del Marsala Site