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Gabrio Bini

Azienda Agricola Serragghia Gabrio Bini Fanino Terre Siciliane Red 2021


no added sulfur

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Cataratto/Pignatello

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. 

Grapes for this very light-bodied red spend seven months on skins in terracotta amphorae from Spain, which Gabrio has buried in the vineyard. Beautiful clarity and focus, with a hint of tannins, aromas of sweet spices, flowers and ripe red fruits and notes of blood orange and wild herbs on the palate.