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Cantine Colosi
Passito Terre Siciliane IGP
Sicilia

This wine comes from a careful selection of Moscato di Alessandria grapes naturally dried on the plant. Also known as Zibibbo in Sicily, this variety takes its name from the Arabic word “zabib” that means “raisin”, for its particular aromatic sweetness. Its origins are to be found in Egypt, from where it was diffused by the Phoenicians troughout Sicily, especially in the small island of Pantelleria.


Owner: Colosi Family
Website: www.cantinecolosi.it
Winemaker: Piero Colosi
Type: Dessert
Varietals: 100% Moscato di Alessandria

Vineyard Location: Marsala
Orientation: South east
Elevation: 228 m a.s.l.
Trellising: Alberello
Soil: Medium clay

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel vats using selected yeasts at a controlled temperature of 60-64°F for 15 days

Aging Process
12 months in stainless steel, 6 months of bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Golden yellow with amber highlights
Bouquet: On the nose it offers a sweet bouquet of dry and candied fruits such as figs, citrus and apricots. together with sensations of honey and pastries.
Flavor: On the palate it is moderately sweet, smooth, fresh, with a long aromatic finish
Pairings: Ideal with desserts like cassata, cannolis or ice cream; also pairs well with aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 60°F
Production: 20,000 bottles