Ostinato Fine Ambra Secco Marsala
Marsala /17% ABV / Sicily, Italy
Cheese - Nutty & Semi-Firm, Cheese - Stinky, Cured Meats, Fish - Meaty & Oily, Mushrooms, Nuts
Oak Aged, Vegan
Delicious, balanced and refined, Ostinato Fine Ambra Secco is a dry Marsala that is produced according to traditional methods now rarely seen in the appellation, especially in Fine expressions. It begins with its ‘alto grado’ base wine, from late-harvest, low-yielding Grillo, Inzolia and Catarratto old vines. Its higher natural ABV means the wine is less reliant on fortification and is more expressive of Marsala’s indelible terroir. Extended aging beyond the minimum Fine requirements produce a Marsala that resonates with deep vinous character. Enjoy with dry-cured meats and a wide variety of cheeses, including Robiola, Taleggio and all manner of Pecorino cheeses. It also excels in a variety of cocktail applications—a 1:1 with Hayman’s London Dry Gin and Fine Ambra Secco is highly recommended—as well in elevating classics like Veal or Chicken Marsala, Saltimbocca or sautéed mushrooms. Once opened, this wine will keep for up to six months. With nearly 50 hectares under vine and plots in the Marsala, Marzara and Salemi communes, Baglio Baita Alagna is one of the few Marsala producers that continue to own and work their own vineyards. Founded in the early 1940s by Giuseppe Alagna, these vineyards enable third-generation winemaker Ercole Alagna to produce ‘alto grado’ Marsala from late-harvest, low-yielding old vines, farmed along organic lines, without irrigation. The winery is in the classic baglio style and is built over medieval grottos extending down nearly 35 meters, several stories below street level. There, traditional Marsala varieties Grillo, Inzolia and Catarratto rest in a wide variety of ancient Slavonian and American oak barrels. Ostinato Marsala is Sotolon Selections’ multi-year collaboration with the Alagna family, founded on the traditional methods and the ‘alto grado’ that have largely been abandoned in the appellation. The results are a Marsala Fine Ambra Secco and Fine Ambra Dolce of high-vinous character and unusual complexity, equally at home in the glass as they are in the pan.View all products by OstinatoCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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