Passito di Pantelleria DOC Ben Rye - Donnafugata 375ml

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Zibibbo grape,  also  known  as  Muscat  of  Alexandria. The island of Pantelleria has a complex topography, typically volcanic soils, mainly cultivated on terraced
slopes. The vines, over 100 years old, are planted in a basin and trained in a low, broad  bush  system. Fermentation in stainless steel  at  controlled  temperatures; the dried grapes – added to the fresh must in several batches – are de-stemmed and selected by hand.
Ben Ryé is bright amber in the glass. The ample and round bouquet opens with aromas  of  fresh  apricots,  candied  orange  peel  on  a  balsamic  background  of  
aromatic herbs. On the palate the caressing sweetness is well balanced by crisp acidity. An extremely long and satisfying persistence.
Excellent with blue or aged cheeses, with dried fruit based pastry (almond paste) and apple pies. Try it with chocolate, gianduja or as a meditation wine. Serve at 14° C. Aging potential over 15 years.