Why we love it
The Passito di Pantelleria Scirafi is made with the first harvesting of the Zibibbo grape and can be considered the younger brother of the Passito di Pantelleria Abraxas. More approachable, easier to appreciate, but still an outstanding Passito di Pantelleria. Complex, elegant, with a lovely acidity and a long finish.
The Passito di Pantelleria is an ideal end of the meal wine, it goes perfectly with pastry and biscuits, especially those typical of the Sicilian tradition, fruit cakes or stronger flavors, such as spicy or goat cheeses, or with foie gras.
The Passito di Pantelleria is considered one of the best Italian dessert wines and Abraxas is an outstanding example.
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.