TYPE: - Fortified wine.
CLASSIFICATION: - Typical Geographical Indication Sicily (IGT).
GRAPE VARIETY: - Moscato di Alessandria, also called Zibibbo.
1st YEAR OF PRODUCTION: - Vintage year 1988.
PRODUCTION AREA: - Selected vineyards of the island of Pantelleria.
SOIL: - Volcanic origin, very dark and rich in macro and micro elements.
ALTITUDE: - Terraces between 50 and 100 meters msl.
VINEYARD: Traditional bush-trained, planted in small ditches to protect them against the strong African winds.
CLIMATE: - Insular, hot, dry and very windy.
VINTAGE: By hand, advanced maturity, the 10th to 20th of September.
VINIFICATION: Pressing of grapes super-ripened on the plant and brief contact with the skins. Soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature (17° - 18° C.). Once an alcohol content of 5° - 6° is reached,Wine Distillate is added up to approx. 16° to stop the fermentation process and preserve most of the must’s sugars.
AGEING: - At least 10 months in 225-liter choice oak barrels.
MATURING: - At least 8 months in bottle.
Colour - bright golden colour with topaz highlights.
Aroma - intense and balanced, with clear scents of apricot, elder blossoms and toasted hazelnuts.
Flavour - full, smooth and velvety with scents of acacia honey, citron peel, elder, sage and a pleasant finish of fruit in syrup and vanilla.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: - 15.5 v %.
RECOMMENDED GLASS: - Large transparent, tulip glass.
Recommended with: Perfect with baked and dry pastries. Excellent and fine wine for after meals. STORING - Cool (13° - 15° C.) room, not moist, away direct light. LIFE - Up to five years if kept in cellars with suitable conditions.
Serving Temperature: 10° - 12° C.
Allergenhinweis: Der Wein kann Sulfite enthalten