2018 Barone Montalto Terre Siciliane Italy 'Collezione Di Famiglia' Zibibbo
This lightly sweet, refreshing wine offers notes of melon, kiwi, apricot, tangerine, jasmine and almond.
Brand: Barone Montalto
Varietal: White Blend
Item #: 47519
About This Wine:
Actually, like many varieties, Muscat of Alexandria has a number of identities, based mainly upon where it’s grown. Originally from North Africa, over time it was spread around the Mediterranean basin.
Arabs selected it for intense cultivation in the territories they conquered, using it as a table grape and for drying. The name Zibibbo comes from the Arabic “zibibb,” which means dried grape. Hundreds of years ago, the Arabs transported the variety to Pantelleria, described by some as “Italy’s secret island.” In the hot, dry and windy climate of this volcanic island, as well as on the better known island of Sicily, Zibibbo encounters ideal conditions for concentrating a treasure trove of sugars and fruit flavors.
The 2018 Barone Montalto “Collezione di Famiglia” Zibibbo is lightly sweet and refreshing, with a very long finish. It’s a wonderful pairing partner for almost any spicy food.