Why we love it
A blend of Nero d’Avola and Cabernet Franc, very rarely found on these latitudes, aged for about twelve months in small French oak barrels before more bottle ageing, produce a very interesting wine.
The result is a wine that takes the best of both grapes, with a complex nose with layers of fruit, followed by spices due to the oak ageing, with an elegant, lively palate with a very long aftertaste.
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.