Story of the wine:
Marsala, named after the port on the western coast of Sicily, was in the 19th century one of Europe’s most sought after wines. Created in the late 18th century by Englishman John Woodhouse, who realised its potential as a fortified wine, it grew, in a very short period, to be on a par with port and sherry. This was due in part, no doubt, to Marsala being favoured by Admiral Nelson and his victorious fleet in the early 1800's and subsequently brought the wine to the UK.
Now after a long period in the doldrums there are a growing number of producers of Marsala keen to revive the past glories and Martinez is one of them. Established in 1866 Martinez is one of the oldest established producers.
Grape(s): Grillo and Cataratto
Area: From vineyards around western Sicily
Producers of the quality of Martinez have revived Marsala to its former glories. A delicious rich nose with a palate to balance – a distinctive nutty flavour on the finish.
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