A light amber colour with intense yet sweet, elegant and well-balanced with notes of orange peel, apricots, dried figs and honey with impressive acidity.
Rallo Azienda Agricola, Passito di Pantelleria, DOP Sicily, Italy (50 CL)
On the west side of Sicily close to Marsala, is where Rallo Azienda Agricola calls home. Working organically, the Vesco family focus on creating fragrant crisp Catarratto and perfumed fresh Nero d'Avola from their hillside vineyards. These vineyards are certified organic and are nestled high up in the hills south of Alcamo to take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures and greater diurnal differences. The vines look down on the town of Marsala where, when the grapes have been harvested, they are taken. Here Andrea Vesco treats them with respect, utilising modern technology to ensure the freshness is retained for the final wines and creating elegant examples of the varieties that are anything but what you would expect from such a hot land.