Why we love it
Made with the first harvesting of the Zibibbo grape, this dessert wine can be considered the younger brother of the Passito di Pantelleria Abraxas. More approacable, easier to appreciate, but still an outstanding passito. Complex, elegant, with a lovely acidity and a long finish
The artisan who made it
Located right in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, on the beautiful island of Pantelleria, there is the Abraxas winery. This is a wondrous paradise, surrounded by crystal clear water and green mountains with truly fantastic weather all year round. Pantelleria is best known for its Moscato di Pantelleria, the most famous Italian dessert wine, produced with Zibibbo grapes left drying outside under the Mediterranean sun. This winery was founded in 1999 when Calogero Mannino, a former Minister of Agriculture, fell in love with the island and made the decision to begin his winemaking adventure with the intention of making wines capable of transmitting the magic of Pantelleria.