2016 Passito di Pantelleria DOC, Pellegrino HALVES 37.5cl
This full-flavoured, orange-scented, sweet wine is made with 20% sun dried grapes added to the must, resulting in an elegant and complex wine. The mineral tone from the volcanic soils gives lovely refreshing acidity which stops it being heavy. Delicious poured over ice cream!
The jewel in the Carlo Pelligrino crown is the dessert wine from the island of Pantelleria, a volcanic outcrop of black lava rock situated off the arid Tunisian coast which forms Italy's southernmost DOC region. Pellegrino has invested over £2 million in the construction of a winery. The fruit is soft pressed and cool fermented to capture the wonderful freshness of the grapes.