White - IGT Sicilia
Alcohol level: 12,5-13% vol.
Grapes Zibibbo (Moscato d’Alessandria) 40%, Ansonica 30%, Catarratto 30%.
Zibibbo at Pantelleria: trained in an extremely low bush and pruned short; planting density 2,500 vines per hectare (1,011 an acre); production of about 5 tons per hectare (2 tons an acre); volcanic terrain rich in minerals.
Ansonica and Catarratto at Contessa Entellina: trained in the counter-espalier system and pruned in spurred cordon; average planting density 5,000 vines per hectare (2,024 an acre); production of about 6,5 tons per hectare (2,6 tons an acre); terrain of medium consistency.
Vinification: The grapes are vinified separately in Pantelleria and Contessa Entellina cellars; after grapes soft pressing, the must is fermented at a controlled temperature; the wine obtained from the blend fines in the bottle for a minimum period before release.
Description: The impact on the nose increases as the bouquet develops; impressive finesse with complex aromas ranging from fruity (apples and citrus) to floral (broom) and presented against a mineral background. On the palate, the flavor is full, sapid, soft and balanced.
Recommended with all types of fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish.
Two dishes: Sarde a beccafico (sardines stuffed and roasted or fried). Pesce gatto con ravioli e asparagi alla maggiorana (dogfish with ravioli and asparagus flavored with marjoram).
Serve: In tulip-shaped goblets of medium size and height; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 9-11°C (48-52° F).
"From the disheveled tresses the color of the sun, seawater flowed over the green, wide-open eyes." Thus Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa describes Lighea, the bewitching siren and principal figure in his novel. She has inspired the creation of a complex and innovative wine and an equally original label. "It wasn't easy to print this label," Gabriella Rallo recalled, "and preserve the thousand shadings of the original colors of the drawing.
Bottled at the origin by the Azienda Agricola DONNAFUGATA S.r.l. - MARSALA - ITALY