Learn About Lombardo
In 1881 the ship owner Giuseppi Lombardo established a wine house in western Sicily in the city of Marsala. His company refined and innovated new techniques to produce Marsala wine. The prominence and reputation of Lombardo Marsala grew as his ships carried his wine all over the world. Today, the decendants of Giuseppi Lombardo carry on his cherished wine making tradition using the same time honored methods. They continue to refine, innovate, and perfect the techniques used to make Marsala. The dedication and efforts of four generations of Lombardos give birth to Italy's finest Marsala.
Learn About Southern Italy
Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania
Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...
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Learn About Marsala
Marsala is a fortified wine from Sicily, made on the model of Port. Modern Marsala comes in three colors: Gold (Oro), Amber, and Ruby (Rubino). Each color comes in dry (Secco), semi-dry (Semisecco) and sweet versions. There are also five further types based on cask-aging: 1 year (Fine), 2 year (Superiore), 3 year (Superiore Riserve), 5 year (Vergine), and 10 year (Stravecchio).