Other-worldly Zibibbo from the remote Sicilian satellite, Pantelleria. Fragrant with tropical stone fruits and medicinal Mediterranean herbs, layers of skin maceration creating complex structure and texture. Find out more.
A 'firri firri' is a traditional hoe used in the vineyards, and also the nickname of the old vignaiolo who previously owned the land. 50 year-old bush vines on volcanic sand, a cool northeast exposed plot at 300m altitude, the vines were harvested at the end of September, and the whole bunches were processed altogether for two days maceration, fermentation and ageing in vats, and a small SO2 addition after bottling. The wine has an attractive Poulsard-like colour, lifted aromatics of pomegranate, mandarin and liquorice, a juicy texture with refreshing tannins and a salty finish.
Lost between Africa and Europe, Pantelleria is (geographically speaking) more a Tunisian outpost than an offshoot of the Italian peninsula. The Mediterranean sea, torrid summers and gusts of sirocco have shaped this solitary land of lava. Poignant beauty, diverse ecosystem, complex history, culture intertwined with Arabic influence – Pantelleria is a world apart.