Different plots of Zibibbo bush vines from different contradas, with various altitudes and expositions. Grown mostly on pumice-heavy 'soki soki' soils, the parcels were harvested from 10th to 20th September, and vinified separately undergoing different lengths of maceration – from one night to a week – based on ripeness and aromatics of the skins. Aged on fine lees in old barrels and stainless steel, and bottled with minimal additional SO2. This is fragrant, almost medicinal, with moreish mediterranean herbs, a perfect balance of texture and tension, and a lengthy salivating finish. A classy wine with high drinkability.
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.