Donnafugata Lighea Zibbibo
Grapes produced on the island of Pantelleria (South-western Sicily); Khamma, Mulini, Mueggen, Ghirlanda, Serraglia, Gibbiuna, Barone, Bukkuram, Favarotta, Monastero. Altitude from 20 to 400m. Orography: complex, typically volcanic, with terrains mainly cultivated on terraces. Soils: sandy, originating from lava, sub-acid or neutral reaction; deep and fertile, well-endowed with minerals. Mild, dry winters. Windy summers.
Vinification and maturation
The grapes come from the vineyards located in the cooler districts. The harvest begin in August and ends in September. Fermentation took place in stainless steel at a temperature of 14-16 °C. Aging in tanks for two months and three months in bottle before release.
Lighea has a brilliant straw yellow color with greenish reflections. The nose offers a rich and fragrant bouquet with classic notes of orange blossom combined with scents of saturn peaches and Mediterranean scrub. The nose is perfectly reflected on the palate, enlivened by a fresh mineral vein.
Recommended with all types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish.
Ageing potential: to be enjoyed within 4-5 years