TERRITORY OF ORIGIN: Island of Pantelleria
TERRAIN: 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 from the end of August to mid-September. Soft pressing of the fresh grapes and addition of dried Zibibbo grapes. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 16°C, followed by fortification with wine rectified spirit. Aging in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature for 5 months.
TASTING NOTES: Colour: golden yellow tending to amber. Bouquet: intense and lingering, with scents of apricots, honey and dried figs. Flavour: balanced and honeyed, with notes of dried figs and light hints of apricots and sweet fruit pickles.
PAIRING: Traditional: Sicilian traditional dry pastries, Pandoro, Panettone. Unconventional: Sicilian Pecorino cheese with orange pickles.
Serve at 12°-14° C.