Lighea from the world famous Sicilian producer Donnafugata - a very pleasant brilliant straw yellow wine. A dry wine produced from Zibbibo grapes grown on the very hot island of Pantelleria. It is characterized by an ample and rich bouquet combined with a fresh mineral vein.
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|Classification||Sicilia D.O.C. Zibibbo|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Grapes||Zibibbo (Moscato di Alessandria)|
|Maturation||Ageing in stainless steel tanks for two months and at least three months in the bottle before release.|
|Bouquet||A rich and fragrant bouquet with classic notes of orange blossom combined with citrusy scents (citron, bergamot) and nuances of Mediterranean scrub.|
|Taste||Fruity and floral notes accompanied by a strong freshness, with a good persistence and a pleasant mineral finish.|
|Pairs with||All types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish. Serve at 9-11°C.|
The Zibibbo vines for the Lighea white wine grow in various Donnafugata vineyards in volcanic sandy soil high in minerals at altitudes ranging from 20 to 400 m on the island of Pantelleria located between Sicily and Africa. The vines have various ages, some more than 100 years old, and are cultivated as low bush-wines, in hollows in a famous system called low alberello pantesco.
The grapes were manually harvested, carefully sorted, destemmed and pressed followed by fermentation at a controlled low temperature at Donnafugata’s Khamma winery on Pantelleria. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks for two months and at least three months in bottles before release.
Longevity 3-5 years.