Bbirbiciu - Testa di Ghiaca Terre Siciliane IGT 2021 750ml (12.5% ABV)
“Bbirbiciù” is an alternative and groundbreaking wine company founded in 2020 by young and courageous wine makers in the unique environment of the Island of Pantelleria "the black pearl of the Mediterranean", south of Sicily.
It was inspired by the rediscovery and enhancement of ancient techniques that are disappearing: an agriculture using only manual work, without mechanical means, and that is linked to ancient traditions. This agriculture has always been able to produce and transform its own excellence, but has often not been adequately valued and protected. People here share common visions and perspectives: they do not make wine simply for the sheer pleasure of offering a good product ; they want this wine to be the medium that transmits the history and traditions of their ancient culture.
Vineyard Size: 3.5 hectares
Soil: volcanic sandy
Average Age of Vines: 60 year old bush vines
heady aromatic, intensely concentrated, florals, lychee, ripe tropical fruits, exotic, spicy and herbaceous, bright and saline on the palate, dry, tightly wound, very long finish, otherwordly
region: island of Pantelleria, south of Sicilia, Italy
varietal: Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria)
style: white / skin contact orange
farming/cellar: organic, biodynamic, hand harvested, destemmed, 1 to 2 weeks natural fermentation in amphora buried in earth to help trigger fermentation due to warmth of volcanic soils, with indigenous yeasts, skin maceration, aged 6 to 8 months in amphora, unfined, unfiltered, no added so2
pairing: Pasta con l'ammogghio. It is a very special pesto based on fresh tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt and oil. Sometimes almonds are also added. This pesto is mainly used to season pasta but it is not difficult to find it in appetizers as a condiment to bruschetta. In souvenir shops you can buy different jars, and it turns out to be the winning choice for a souvenir to take with you.