Cantine Pellegrino

Cantine Pellegrino is one of Sicily’s most important and prosperous wineries. Today they are one of very few families who can trace their lineage back to the original 19th Century founders of the Marsala trade.

Over the years the Pellegrino family married into the Alagna, Renda, Tumbarello & Bellina families, who today collectively manage the company. Pietro Alanga is Pellegrino’s President and Benedetto Renda its CEO. Recently they welcomed the 6th generation to the family business. In 1880 Paolo Pellegrino, local notary and vine grower, founded his winery in the heart of the city of Marsala on the West coast of Sicily. With the help of his son Carlo, he built the company up from nothing into one of Sicily’s leading Marsala producers. After the death of his father, Carlo took the reigns of the company, assisted by his wife Josephine Despagne, daughter of a famous Sauternes oenologist Oscar Pierre Despagne. Josephine brought with her a wealth of winemaking knowledge and together they continued to build the company. Today the company has 150 hectares of vineyards, and 3 wineries all of which are solar powered. Pellegrino have been instrumental in putting Sicily on the winemaking map, with the family’s Marsala, fine wine and sweet Pantelleria wine, all of which are exported around the world.

 

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  • A fruit-driven red wine perfect served cool and with scents red berries and violets. It is ideal in pairing with white meat, fish sauces and soups with tomatoes and fresh or semi-aged cheese Serve at 12°-16°C.
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    Intense and lingering aromas, with scents of apricots, honey and dried figs. Balanced and honeyish palate, with notes of dried figs and light hints of apricots and sweet fruit pickles.
  • Aging in oak barrels for over 24 months. Deep ruby red, extremely fruity, with notes of black cherries, pomegranates and plums. Wweet, with evident hints of red berries, cherries, Marasca cherries and pomegranates.
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    A fresh, sweet and wonderfully complex limoncello. Sicilian lemon peel is infused in the alcohol to produce a rich, fresh and natural taste of lemon.