2020-07-16

Donnafugata Lighea Zibbibo

Category
White 
Grapes
100 % Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria) 
Producer
Country
Italy 
Region
Sicile 
Size
750 ml 
Degree of alcohol
12,5 % 
Serving temperature
9-11 °C 
Available in these provinces
British Columbia 
  • Terroir
    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.
  • Features
    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.
  • Food Pairings
    Recommended with all types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish.
  • Other information
    Ageing potential: to be enjoyed within 4-5 years
  • Terroir
    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.
  • Features
    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.
  • Food Pairings
    Recommended with all types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish.
  • Other information
    Ageing potential: to be enjoyed within 4-5 years