Marsala wine is a fortified wine from the city of Marsala on the island of Sicily in Italy. It is an amber-colored wine with an alcohol content of about 18-20%. Marsala is produced by blending local white grape varieties including Grillo, Catarratto, and Inzolia, and adding a small amount of mistella, a blend of grape must and alcohol.
There are several styles of Marsala wine, including dry, semi-dry, sweet, and semi-sweet. The taste ranges from dry and nutty to sweet and fruity, depending on the style. The wine also undergoes a maturation process, being aged for at least one year up to 10-12 years in oak barrels.
Marsala wine is often used in Italian cuisine and can be enjoyed as an aperitif, digestif, or dessert wine. It is also widely used in the preparation of sauces and cooking dishes such as veal liver, chicken marsala, and tiramisu.
Marsala wine is internationally renowned and has a long history in the wine industry. It is one of the most famous wines to come from Sicily and is considered one of the most versatile wines in the world.