Passito di Pantelleria NES
Apricot, Candied Fruit, Citrus Aromas, Eucalyptus and Sage
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
A golden yellow, close to amber, passito wine, with intense notes of candied fruit and citrus fruit with hints of eucalyptus, sage and apricot.
On the palate it is balanced, with predominant notes of apricots, dried figs and hints of candied fruit and canned peaches. The finish is long.
Serve slightly chilled. Pairs beautifully with a variety of desserts, from fruits crumbles to honey and nutbased dishes, but also with hard cheeses. Lovely too with Christmas Puddings!!
Zibibbo grapes grown on head trained bushes and left to raisin on reed mats under the hot August sun, yield a fine Passito wine with scents of Apricot, candied fruit and dried figs.
Grown on the Island of Pantelleria, where the winters are mild with limited rainfall and summers are hot and windy. The harvest period is the first 20 days of September.
Soft pressing of the grapes and addition of dried Zibibbo raisins. Fermentation at a contolled temperature of 16C, then lowered to 3C. Ageing in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature for 10 months.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/