Bukkuram Sole d' Agosto from famous Sicilian producer Marco De Bartoli. A moscato passito sweet wine from the volcanic island of Pantelleria, which has awaken from a long hibernation the interest for a dessert wine that even Greek mythology counts among its legends.
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|Alcohol||14 % vol.|
|Wine style||Dessert wine|
|Pairs with||Have it with seasonal fruits, cream desserts, dry pastries and dark chocolate. Or have it on its own after a good meal. Serve at 12-16 ° C.|
|Bouquet||Aromas of flowers, nutmeg and orange zest.|
|Taste||Fine structure and a fresh sweet taste. Long aftertaste decorated with floral tones.|
|Producer||Marco De Bartoli|
|Maturation||After a passage in oak barrels for 6 months the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks before bottling.|
|Classification||Passito di Pantelleria D.O.C.|
The vines for the Bukkuram Sole d' Agosto sweet wine have an age of 37-52 years and grow in the volcanic soil in Marco De Bartoli’s vineyards in Contrada Bukkuram on the island of Pantelleria at an altitude of 200 m.
Sole d’Agosto means the sun in August and refer to the vinification process for this wine, where part of the grapes are harvested in August and left to dry in the sun (Passito) for two weeks, while the remaining grapes go on maturing on the vines up to September for the making of the base wine that, after fermentation with wild yeasts, is macerated for about three months with the sun-dried grapes that bring sugar and aromas to the wine.
After a passage in oak barrels for 6 months the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
Colour: Rich amber-yellow.
Bouquet: Aromas of flowers, nutmeg and orange zest.
Taste: Fine structure and a fresh sweet taste. Long aftertaste decorated with floral tones.
Longevity 5-10 years