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.
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.