The classic sweet style of Marsala & the UK’s leading brand. Produced from the indigenous Sicilian varietals Grillo, Catarratto & Inzolia. Aged a minimum of 2 years in oak casks this fortified wine has persistent, pleasant aroma of dried figs & hints of plum. The palate is rounded in taste with sweet & honeyed notes & touches of dried figs. A delicious fortified wine that isn’t just for cooking!
Cantine Pellegrino is one of Sicily’s most important & prosperous wineries. Today they are one of very few families who can trace their lineage back to the original 19th Century founders of the Marsala trade
Over the years the Pellegrino family married into the Alagna, Renda, Tumbarello & Bellina families, who today collectively manage the company. Pietro Alanga is Pellegrino’s President & Benedetto Renda its CEO. Recently they welcomed the 6th generation to the family business.
In 1880 Paolo Pellegrino, local notary & vine grower, founded his winery in the heart of the city of Marsala on the West coast of Sicily. With the help of his son Carlo, he built the company up from nothing into one of Sicily’s leading Marsala producers. After the death of his father, Carlo took the reigns of the company, assisted by his wife Josephine Despagne, daughter of a famous Sauternes oenologist Oscar Pierre Despagne. Josephine brought with her a wealth of winemaking knowledge & together they continued to build the company.
Today the company has 150 hectares of vineyards, & 3 wineries all of which are solar powered. Pellegrino have been instrumental in putting Sicily on the winemaking map, with the family’s Marsala, fine wine & sweet Pantelleria wine, all of which are exported around the world.