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Gabrio Bini

Gabrio Bini Zibibbo Terre Siciliane Bianco 2019


no added sulfur

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Grape: Zibbibo

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. Gabrio’s grapes come from old vines planted over ancient terraces on the island’s volcanic soils. Higher than most vineyards, Serragghia experiences a cool sea breeze and temperatures are surprisingly moderate, even in the height of summer.

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. The wines are bottled unfiltered, with no additions. These are highly allocated, tiny production wines.

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.