White Grape Varieties: Ansonica (or Inzolia), Catarratto, Grillo
Red Grape Varieties: Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Perricone
Marsala is exclusively produced in the Italian city of Marsala, located in the province of Trapani, Sicily. Different Marsala wines are classified according to their color, sweetness, and the duration of their aging. Marsala contains about 15–20% alcohol by volume.
Marsala wine was traditionally served as an aperitif between the first and second courses of a meal. Its drier versions can be chilled and served with Parmeggiano (stravecchio) and other spicy cheeses, with fruits or pastries. The sweeter version is served at room temperature as a dessert wine. Dry Marsala wine is used in savory cooking, one of the most popular Marsala recipes being veal marsala.