NATURALLY SWEET PANTELLERIA DOC WINE
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Zibibbo
TERRITORY OF ORIGIN: Island of Pantelleria
TERROIR: Soil composition: volcanic, sandy and slightly clayey soil. Altitude: from 0 to 300 m above sea level. Climate: Mediterranean, mild winters, limited rainfall, very hot and windy summers.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Harvest period during the fi rst twenty days of September. Soft pressing of the raisins and addition of dried Zibibbo grapes. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 16°C, then lowered to 3° C. Aging in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature for 10 months.
Colour: golden yellow tending to amber.
Aroma: sweet with evident notes of apricots, candied fruit and dried fi gs.
Palate: honey-fl avoured, with pleasing notes of dried apricots, dried fi gs and stewed pears.
Traditional: Sicilian desserts with ricotta and pastry creams; chocolate lava cakes.
Unconventional: jar with ricotta cream, pears and onion jam.
Serve at 12°-14° C.