Abraxas Passito di Pantelleria DOC

Abraxas passitoAbraxas Passito di Pantelleria DOC

Type: Sweet

Alcoholic content: 14,5%

Grapes: Zibibbo (Moscatello d’Alessandria)

Terrain: medium textured and relatively loose soil Altitude: 180mt. above sea level

Average age of vines: 20 years old

Exposition: From east to south west Row Orientation: “Alberello” (a cultivation technique involving severe pruning)

First vintage: 2000 Average yearly production: 12,000 bottles

Harvest: After tenth day of August, Left to wither naturally under the sun. This is a sweet wine made from Zibibbo grapes, naturally withered in the sun on Pantelleria. It conserves all the scents and aromas of slowly matured grapes. 

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Kuddia delle Ginestre IGT bianco Sicilia

Kuddia delle ginestreType: White
Alcoholic content: 13.5%
Grape: Zibibbo (pure) (Moscatello d’Alessandria)
Terrain: Medium textured and relatively loose soil
Altitude: 400mt. above sea level
Average age of vines: 20 year-old
Exposition: North
Row orientation: ‘Alborello’ (a cultivation technique involving severe pruning)
First vintage: 2002
Average annual production: 14.000 bottles
Harvest: The first ten days of August. Left to wither naturally in the sun. Kuddia delle Ginestre, the wine takes its name from the vine and it is the Zibibbo in a pure state. It is however, fermented in barrels and casks.The process time is longer and more elaborate because the wine passes from the wooden containers to steel vats and has to proceed through a much longer stabilizing phase. The result is characterised by a minimal sugar residue which determines the particular aspect of this great wine.
Great, because it lasts, and overcomes the often discussed concept of young white wine. Great also, because its aromas and scent together, create an unusual quality which allows comparison with the great traditional French wines. The Company’s philosophy is highly influenced by the concept of the ‘soil’, above all, that every wine should take its name from the original site of the vine. We could say like the French ‘a cru’ (directly from the vine),or the great producers of the Italian Piemonte and Tuscany areas. This concept of ‘soil’ leads to an easier identification of the vines.
The Zibibbo grape is said to be autochthonous, but if we look closely, the Moscato di Alessandria is from Piemonte and some regions of southern France. We prefer to imagine that Zibibbo came from the Orient to Pantelleria but we cannot ignore another possible direction. In fact, in the Tunisia colonised by the French, many vines of Moscato d’Alessandria were implanted and still exist today. It is therefore, possible to imagine that the workers had brought the ‘green’ plant from Cape Zibib in Sicily.
The autochthonous vines too, have origins and history.