Vecchio Samperi Ventennale, Marco De Bartoli, Marsala, Sicily

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This is the purest expression of Marsala, without the spirit fortification or addition of mistella (grape must), hence the absence of the Marsala badge. This is De Bartoli's signature wine: a fabulously vergine pure, 100% Grillo, unadulterated, medium sweet (20 grams of natural residual sugar), rancio wine, the product of a metodo perpetuo (solera) system, in which young wine is added to that already ageing in oak and chestnut barrels, with 5% of the production bottled every year. 'Vecchio Samperi' refers to the average 30-year-old wines in the perpetuo, while Samperi is the name of the contra