Passito di Pantelleria
Grape varieties: Muscat of Alexandrie 100%
Soil type: The soil of the Moscato di Pantelleria, from the Carole Bouquet Vineyard, is a brilliant and qualitative soil, composed of 70 % of vulcanian stones and 30 % of clay and limons.
Location: Island of Pantelleria, between Sicily and Tunisia
Viticulture: Vines grow in many different levels 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.
Wine making: 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 to 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.
Tasting: Fine aromas of orange flowers and canellia. The Passito offers a long and fine palate of dry fruit aromas. Great gold yellow.