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