Gabrio e Giotto Bini - Cicala

Gabrio e Giotto Bini - Cicala - 2010


Name: Cicala Serragghia Bianco Bollicine di Zibibbo  

Winery: Gabrio e Giotto Bini 

Producer: Gabrio Bini and Giotto Bini 

Area: Pantelleria - Sicilia 

Grapes: Zibibbo 

Type: Sparkling Orange wine Ancestrale method 

Alcohol: 12,5% 

Size: 75 cl 

Note: No sulfite added - 300 bottles produced 



Ok, this is admittedly the Excalibur, hidden within the Ark of the Covenants, buried away under the Holy Grail of natural wine. That, and probably the most expensive petnat in the world. But also the most unique and bloody memorable. This Zibibbo comes from a terraced single cru of 0,5 hectares and over 50 years of age on volcanic soils, it ferments wildly and joyously with its skins for 10 days in amphora. After 7 months in amphora it’s rejoined with fresh must which helps to initiate the second fermentation (the bubbles!) and then meditates for 8 years (yes, 8 YEARS!) on the fine lees before bottling. Sumerian cedar citrus under ashes, lemongrass and mezcal, passionfruit and smoked cardamom.