- white still, semy-sweet
- Marsala DOC, Italy
- Marco De Bartoli
- 915 UAH
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3.80 / 5.0·750 ml
Marco de Bartoli has conquered my hearth with his dry whites. Now little by little I surrender to his Marsala. I guess the next step would be something from Pantelleria (love this place thanks to Ben Rye). But right now I have pretty young and simple Marsala. But don't be fooled, it's delicious. It is not as deep as I would love it to be, but expect lemon curd, nuts, dried date fruit. Refreshing and tasty. Definitely want to explore more.
3.80 / 5.0·750 ml
They say Marco de Bartoli has moved the reputation of Marsala. I am not the person to judge here as this is my first Marsala ever. So far I've been enjoying Madeira and wanted to try something new. And I am happy that I did. Fresh lemon notes, mixed with roasted nuts, and dried date fruit. Refreshing, pleasant acidity, citrus flavours with hints of nuts. There is evolution in the taste, good smooth finish, though I think it could be better balanced.
Marco De Bartoli
Marco de Bartoli is a name synonymous with innovation and reverence in Sicilian winemaking, particularly noted for reviving the island's traditional and noble wine, Marsala. Born into a family of esteemed Marsala producers, Marco chose a path less traveled in the late 20th century. He focused on quality and traditional methods at a time when Marsala's reputation was dwindling due to industrial production. His dedication led to the establishment of his winery in the 1970s in the western part of Sicily near the historic town of Marsala.
De Bartoli championed the use of the indigenous Grillo grape, insisting on meticulous vineyard management and reduced yields to produce concentrated, flavorful grapes. His methods included the revival of the solera system and aging in oak barrels, enhancing the complexity and depth of his wines. His commitment wasn't limited to Marsala; he also produced outstanding still wines, notably from the Zibibbo grape in the tiny island of Pantelleria.
The estate, now run by Marco's children, continues his legacy of artisanal production and strict adherence to quality. It's a standard bearer for organic farming in the region, ensuring that each bottle reflects the pure expression of the land and its history.
Marco's influence extends beyond his own vineyards. He is widely credited with inspiring a new generation of Sicilian winemakers dedicated to quality and authenticity. His vision and passion redefined Sicilian wine, establishing a legacy of excellence and innovation that endures in the region's wine industry today. His commitment to tradition, combined with a willingness to innovate, has made Marco de Bartoli's name synonymous with the finest wines of Sicily.