2011

Nes Passito di Pantelleria Duca di Castelmonte DOC

Muscat

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Wine information

Region

Sizilien, Italy

Grape

Muscat

Producer

Cantine Pellegrino

Vintage

2011

Goes well with

Pastries, creams, dried fruit

Degustation notes

Dark golden yellow colour, a naturally sweet wine made from dried grapes, interesting aromas of dried fruit and notes of candied fruit, with dominant aromas of orange peel, pleasant sweetness on the attack, good concentration, nutty, balanced with homogeneous acidity and a long, very aromatic finish.

Special notes

Situated between Sicily and the Tunisian coast, Pantelleria is famous for its Muscat, wine made from Alexandrian Muscat, called zibibbo (from the Arabic "zabib"", which means raisins) in these countries. Passito is the generic Italian term used to describe a wine made from dried grapes (air or sunlight). Derived from the adjective ""appassito"" (Fr. fané, appassire = faner, appassimento = fanage, séchage). In Italy, this method of vinification is ancestral, since wine called ""passum"" was already produced in ancient Rome. Passito (raisin wine) is akin to straw wine due to the similar drying technique used. It can vary from one grower to another, either the grapes are left on the foot of the vine, or they are dried once picked. In this case, the bunches are hung on racks or wooden slats, or spread on straw or reed mats.

Alcohol content

14.5%

Drinking temperature

10-12°C

Optimum maturity

2017-2018

Original packaging

Box of 12

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Large wooden cask

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