It is in Sicily, in the western part of the island, in Marsala, that Marco De Bartoli strongly believing in the viticulture traditions of his territory, rediscovers and nourishes the deep root between the traditional and innovative methods of working the soil and winemaking.
Looking for an excellent quality, combined with the respect for Sicilian wine traditions, Marco chooses native grapes, especially Grillo, cultivated in Sicily since the Phoenician age and main grape of the classic Marsala wine, and Zibibbo, from which is obtained the well-known Moscato Passito of Pantelleria.
A passionate research started from Marco De Bartoli that continues today thanks to his children, Renato, Sebastiano and Giuseppina and that, during the last years, has focused more and more on vintage wine production, monovarietal and native wines.
Slightly hazy tone to mid amber-brown. Pronounced, Amontillado-like, hard cheese and toasted hazelnuts, some dried mixed citrus peels, honey and delicate wood-spice. Touch of rancio. Some rounded sweetness, like an Oloroso, with gentle toasty spice, baked-bread hints, hazelnut and ‘sweet’ cooked lemon and apricot. Long and mellow.