The sunny island of Sicily has always been one of Italy’s most important wine-producing regions. These days, quality’s through the roof, and Sicilian wines are making headlines. “Sicily's white grapes are finally getting the recognition they deserve,” says the San Francisco Chronicle.
Crafted with estate-grown Zibibbo (the Sicilian name for the perfumed, exotic Muscat of Alexandria grape), this is the orgoglio (or ‘pride’) of the Biscardo family’s Baglio Gibellina winery. It’s among the best Sicilian whites we’ve tried, and we’re not the only ones who love it. Discriminating wine award judges have given it a big thumbs-up, too. Released to a gold medal at Mundus Vini (the world’s largest wine show), it was commended at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards for its “delicate white flower and fresh grape aromas … undertones of mineral and lemon.”
As you’ll discover, the hot days and cool nights in Baglio Gibellina’s high-altitude vineyards are ideal for producing perfectly ripe grapes. Look forward to enticing floral, sweet spice, juicy peach and exotic fruit aromas, with fresh apple and tropical fruit nuances on the palate.
Sip this on its own, or pour it Italian style, with classic dishes like risotto di mare (a seafood-packed favorite) or prosciutto-topped chicken Saltimbocca.