1987 Marsala Superiore Riserva 1987, Marco De Bartoli, Sicily

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Marco De Bartoli has revived the quality of Marsala that harks back to the 18th century, to when the British made it famous (and were prepared to fight for it!) The vintage on Marsala refers to the year in which the (Grillo) wine was fortified, not vinified. This is benchmark plus Marsala, notably different from the generic Marsala on the market on account of it coming from De Bartoli estate-only fruit, hand-harvested on their Samperio property and vinified in large oak and chestnut barrels. Part of the grape must being fortified with acquavite, leaving it naturally sweet (50 grams residual s