Lighea Donnafugata
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Lighea Donnafugata

Zibibbo Lighea by Donnafugata - Pantelleria Estate

Lighea by Donnafugata is a Sicilian white wine, a dry version of Zibibbo. It has a rich aromatic bouquet in which floral notes of orange blossom, hints of citrus fruits such as cedar and bergamot, and of exotic fruits, the lychee, stand out. Versatile and with Mediterranean aromas, it is a complex and innovative wine with an original label that portrays Lighea, the bewitching siren of a tale by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2021
€13.00 (tax incl.) (€17.33 lt) €10.66 (tax excl.)
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Denomination: Sicilia Doc Zibibbo

Grapes: Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria)

Production zone: grapes produced on the island of Pantelleria (South-western Sicily); Khamma, Mulini, Mueggen, Ghirlanda, Serraglia, Gibbiuna, Barone, Bukkuram, Favarotta, Monastero

Altitude: from 20 to 400 m a.m.s.l.

Terrains: sandy, originating from lava, sub-acid or neutral reaction; deep and fertile, well-endowed with minerals

Climate: Mild, dry winters. Windy summers

Vineyard: the vines are cultivated, in hollows, low alberello pantesco. The training method “alberello pantesco” has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as a “creative and sustainable” practice. Planting density from 2,500 to 3,600 plants/ha with yields of 5-6 tons/ha (2-2.4 tons/acre)

Harvesting: The Zibibbo harvest at Donnafugata traditionally continues for about 4 weeks, in the 14 districts where the winery has its vineyards that differ for altitude, exposure, proximity to or distance from the sea; the harvest began on August 16th and ended on September 8th

Vinification: fermentation took place in stainless steel at a temperature of 14-16°C

Aging: in tanks for two months and at least three months in bottle before release

Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.

Color: bright straw yellow color with greenish reflections

Nose: rich and fragrant bouquet where the typical notes of orange blossom merge with hints of citrus (cedar and bergamot) and exotic fruit (lychee)

Palate: the fruity and floral notes return in the mouth accompanied by a marked freshness, with good persistence and a pleasant mineral finish

Aging potential: 4-5 years

Food & Wine: recommended with all types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish

Serving method and temperature: uncork at the moment and serve in medium-sized glasses at 9-11°C

First vintage: 1990.

Bottled at the origin by the Azienda Agricola DONNAFUGATA S.r.l. - MARSALA - ITALY

Alcohol level
Sicilia DOC
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