The Passito di Pantelleria is one of the most renowned and fascinating wine specialities in the world. It is a sweet, dense and full-bodied nectar that embodies all the power of the sun of its land of origin, transforming it into a sugary charge, with scents of honey, candied fruit, Mediterranean herbs and luminous aromatic abundance. It has travelled through some 2000 years of history before reaching the present day and emerging as a wonderful blend of local native traditions, Arabian culture and unique climatic conditions. It is produced from dried Zibibbo grapes, also known as Moscato di Alessandria and harvested from alberello-trained vines. They are grown in special hollows dug into the ground to protect them from the wind, salt and excessive heat following agricultural techniques that are rightly defined as heroic. The skill and passion of many local producers have contributed in recent decades to the enhancement of this type of wine, which is as old as it is fascinating throughout the world.
Sweet wine of the island of Pantelleria, warm sweet and robust intense color has the nose of dates, figs and apricot