SANGUE D'ORO - PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA
The vineyard is located in the Pantelleria Island (Sicilia), between Sicilia and Tunisia.
The soil of the Moscato di Pantelleria, from the Carole Bouquet Vineyard, is a brilliant and qualitatives soil, composed of 70% of volcanic stoned and 30% of clay and limons.
The Moscito di Pantelleria is made with a variety called “Muscat d’Alexandrie”, locally named “Zibbido” (meaning “grape to dry”). Aromas are very strong and these grapes show a great resistance to climatic elements.
IN THE VINEYARD
Vines grow in many different level in the vineyard called “en terrasses”, and are surrounded by little walls in stones in order to protect the vineyard of the wind.
In Pantelleria, the wind blows about 321 days a year.
Grapes are hand-picked, then once selected, are laid in the soil to follow a natural dry process by the sun.
This operation is also called “passerillage”.
From two or three weeks after the natural drying process, grapes are added to a fermentation wine in order to upgrade the sugar stage.
After the fermentations and once cleared, the wine is bottled.
With delicious confit notes of bergamot orange, quinine and dried apricot, it boasts a limpid, suave and smooth mouth. The perfect softness and fine length in the mouth imbue it with incredible persistence.
Serve cold 11°C / 52°F, enjoyed as an aperitif with foie gras, parmiggiano, Roquefort cheese, pistachios, almonds
or such dessert as sweet biscuit, black chocolate, sorbets.