Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso from the famous Pellegrino Cellar in Marsala is produced from Zibibbo grapes grown in volcanic sandy soil at an altitude of up to 300 m near the sea on the island of Pantelleria west of Sicily. This golden fortified liqueur wine has an intense and lingering bouquet. It is well-balanced and honeyed, with notes of dried figs and of apricots and sweet fruit pickles.
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|Classification||Passito Liquoroso D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Sweet white liqueur wine|
|Maturation||Aged in stainless steel vats for 5 months.|
|Pairs with||Sicilian traditional dry pastries, Panettone. Pecorino cheese with orange pickles. Serve at 12°-14°C.|
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to sons, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered one of the most suitable areas on the islands for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.