“ZINO” Vino Bianco di Pantelleria - I Mandorli (2018)
Grape: Moscato di Alessandria (locally called Zibibbo)
Massimo and Paola are the founders of @i_mandorli winery in Tuscany.
In the summer of 2018, they returned from a holiday in Pantelleria (Sicily) and - bewitched by the island's scents, colours, and flavours - they decide to recover one hectare of a vineyard in the island that hosts more than 60-year-old Moscato di Alessandria vines.
The "PANTELLERIA AGRICULTURAL PROJECT" was born.
From volcanic origin soil, rich in pumice stone and sand.
They fermentation is spontaneous, and it starts in open tanks with five days of skin contact. Ageing in amphora for six months and then rest in the bottle.
The nose is pleasantly aromatic and fragrant, with notes of rosehip, apricot, elderflower, rosemery and almond. On the palate it is dry, savory and direct. It smells and tastes of the Island.
Hurry up: only 600 bottles produced in total!