Frazzitta, Marsala Vergine Soleras Oro Secco 19%

Frazzitta, Marsala Vergine Soleras Oro Secco 19%

Regular price €30.00
Tax included.
The Vergine style of Marsala has an intense golden colour, refined aromas of bitter almonds and honey, and beautifully balanced dry flavours of liquorice and vanilla. The perfect cold aperitif.

Frazzita's Vergine Soleras Oro Secco (see below for an explanation of these labelling terms) displays a dazzling golden colour, and emanates refined, rich notes of bitter almonds, nougat and honey, beautifully balanced by a dry finish of liquorice and vanilla spice.

Just beautiful at either the start or end of a meal, or savoured on its own at any time.

Marsala is one of the world's great fortified wines, made exclusively in and around the town of that name, in western of Sicily.

It is thought to have been created by English wine merchant John Woodhouse, who came to Marsala in 1770. His new style quickly gained traction in the British market, and great volumes were produced, a large proportion of which was sold to the expanding British navy of the time - 500 barrels a year was Admiral Nelson's famously-large order.

In 1969 Marsala was granted DOC status. Its modern incarnations can be made from any combination of ten grapes, including the traditional Grillo and Inzolia and the modern, mass-planted Catarratto. Others include Sicilian specialties Pignatello, Nerello Mascalese and Damaschino.

There are five ageing-related categories for the wines: fine (one year), superiore (two years), superiore riserva (four years), vergine/soleras (five years), and finally vergine/solera stravecchio (ten years).

These are complemented by categorisations of the colour and sweetness of the wines: oro, ambra and rubino describe the gold, amber and ruby hue of the wines; secco (dry, at 40g/l), semisecco (semi-sweet, at 40-100g/l) and dolce (sweet, at more than 100g/l) indicate the residual sugar in the end wine.

Grillo, Catarratto, Inzolia, Damaschino
Wine colourRed wine
Grape varietyGrillo, Catarratto, Inzolia, Damaschino
Bottle size75cl

One of the effects of COVID-19 is increased business for online businesses and courier companies, and this has led to delays despite everyone's best efforts.

PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME: UP TO FIVE WORKING DAYS for deliveries, though many arrive sooner than this.

We recommend that, for instance, you order as early as possible in the week if you are choosing wine for the weekend.

Any delays are likely to be more significant in more densely populated areas of the country.

Online delivery charges and times

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

(please NB delivery of 'offline' orders, those placed by telephone or personal visit, is also charged at €15 for purchases of less than €150, and is free of charge for purchases of €150 or more)

Orders received by midday Monday to Thursday are dispatched that day or the next day.

Orders received by noon on a Friday are dispatched that day or on the following Monday.

Online orders

Our online orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles. 

Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to meet your requested deadline, or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.

Eircodes please

The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours. This may mean that a work address is a better choice than a home address, as each delivery of our lovely wine needs to be signed for. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.

Phone numbers please

Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.

Track your order

When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.

Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, please get in touch for availability and rates. Unfortunately, we do not send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost.


Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.