In 1880 Paolo Pellegrino, notary with a strong passion for grape growing, founded the company; Cantine Pellegrino, in few years, succeeded in transforming the family company into one of the most important wineries in Marsala, keeping this leading position until today. The recent addition of the state of the art Duca di Castelmonte facility has allowed them to increase quality substantially.
A clean, crisp and refreshing glass of wine that will wash down most dishes that it is paired with. Hints of almonds and texture really set off the simple flavours. A cold bottle on a warm day will disappear with alarming speed.
Sicily – In a constant tussle with Puglia to win the title of largest volume produced each year, the wines of Sicily are as varied as its history. Delicate whites, full bodied reds and of course Marsala show the variation in climate and abilities of the various regions within the Island. The fame of Marsala wine is due mainly to the British, who had already traded in Port, Madeira and Sherry products. In 1773 they docked in Marsala where they tasted this “nectar”. They were completely mesmerised. By using similar production techniques to the other sweet wines, a new product appeared on the market. This was the beginning of Marsala’s global adventure.
Grecanico – A wonderfully crazy variety that could only come from Italy. Known as Garganega it grows in the small region of Soave in Veneto. On Sicily it is called Grecanico. The wines are introspectively interesting rather than overt, its acidity and texture make it the world’s ultimate food matching variety.