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Gabrio Bini

Azienda Agricola Serragghia Gabrio Bini Zibibbo Terre Siciliane White 2021


no added sulfur

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Type: Orange Wine

Grape: Zibibbo

Gabrio Bini’s Azienda Agricola Serragghia is located on the island of Pantelleria, a volcanic mass one hundred kilometres or so south west of Sicily. The island is famed for two things: its capers and the sweet passito wines made from the local Zibibbo grape. Gabrio makes both of these, however it is his Zibibbo secco and 'Fanino', a remarkably fresh, pure blend of red and white grapes, for which he is most famous. The vineyards are never treated and are tended by hand and horse. Grapes are handpicked and left to ferment long and slowly in terracotta amphorae of various ages and sizes from Spain which are buried in the vineyard. They are bottled unfiltered, with no additions. These are highly allocated, tiny production wines.

This wine comes from sixty year-old bush vines of Zibibbo planted on one of the highest parts of the island. The wine spends seven months on skins in terracotta amphorae from Spain which Gabrio has buried in the vineyard. An elegant orange wine with refined aromatics, and a palate defined by citrus, salt and herbs.