Why we love it
Kuddia di Ze is a red wine that take its name from the vineyard where the grapes it is made from are grown, an old vineyard with Carignano, Grenache and Syrah grapes located only a few hundred meters from the clear water of the Mediterranean sea; old vineyards used to have more than one grape and were harvested all together.
Made with Carignano grape, considered native of Sardinia but in ancient time also cultivated in the island of Pantelleria, Syrah and Grenache, aged in wood, is a very complex red wine, with hints of red fruit and spices, a smooth and round wine, well balanced, silky and full, elegant, a wine to sip or to accompany important courses or mature cheeses. A great Sicilian red wine with the elegance of an old Sicilian count.
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.