Abbazia San Giorgio - Magico Passito di Pantelleria

Abbazia San Giorgio - Magico Passito di Pantelleria - 2014 [50 cl]


Name: Magico Passito di Pantelleria dop 

Winery: Abbazia San Giorgio 

Producer: Battista Belvisi 

Area: Pantelleria - Sicilia 

Grapes: Zibibbo 

Type: Skin contact Sweet white wine - Orange wine - Sweet 

Alcohol: 14% 

Size: 50 cl 

Note: No sulfite added 



Magico is Battista’s passito and his homage to Pantellerias’s tradition of vinifiying Zibibbo with a sweet residue due to the drying of the grapes. This rare jewel of a natural wine, sweet as the kiss of a pagan goddess but incredibly complex and never cloying, comes from a double harvest. The first one takes place in mid-August, when selected bunches are laid to dry in the sun for 15-20 days, while the second one selects the remaining overripe grapes. Fermentation is of course spontaneous and extremely slow, with the grapes resting in steel for 1 year, followed by 6 months in barriques, after which the wine is bottled with no fining, filtration or added SO2. Lush, intricate and passionately esoteric like a forbidden arabesque: candied red peaches with caramelised jackfruit, cumin and red curry, pink guava confit with saffron, cinnamon and honey-roasted pecans.