Delivery time approx. 8 working days
- Order number: 1843
Freshly emptied 225 l barrels (French oak) from a 4 year old red Marsala from Sicily.
Marsala is a Sicillian sweet wine with a D.O.C. status. The wine was named after the seaport Marsala. The name originates from the Arabic words “Marsa allah” and means “port of god”.
Originally the Marsala was mae only in the province Trapani. By now it’s allowed to be made in the provinces Palermo and Agrigirnt. Discovered was the wine from a son of an English merchant. He realized the potential of the sweet wine to compete with Madeira and Sherry. That’s the reason why he started to import Marsala to England in 1773.
The rare red Marsala is made of Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola and Perricone. During maturing they add brandy or thickened grape juice and it is blended with older Marsala. After that the wine is stored for 10 Years in oak barrel aging only.
The intense ruby red colour and the persistent aromas of Marsalas make these barrels ideal for distillate ageing.
Length of staves: 90 cm
Ø Belly: 70 cm
Ø Head: 50 cm
Barrel will be deliverd with a wooden or silicon bung.
Used wooden barrels: Notches in the wood or, in certain circumstances, an uneven base, do not constitute a quality defect, but stem from the idiosyncrasies of the production method and the prior use of the barrels. The usage of the barrel will not be affected by those! The barrels are very carefully checked by us at the exit control against sensor and technical errors. We assume no liability for cracks or splits that occur during maturation. A possible and a reasonable repair is not under guarantee.
Pictures are examples, colour variations are possible