Terre Siciliane Zibbibo IGT Grotta dell’Oro 2017 – Hibiscusby Valentino Minotti
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAM: fruity notes of citrus and floral of lavender, orange blossom and rose, combined with hints of aromatic herbs (sage and rosemary). Mineral nuance that returns in a mouth with a fresh, consistent and savory fruit.
Terre Siciliane Zibbibo IGT Grotta dell’Oro 2017 – Hibiscus
VINEYARD OF ORIGIN: various plots on the island of Ustica between Contrada Spalmatore and Contrada Tramontena; North and South-West exposure; altitude from 0 to 30m / asl; surface 7.000sqm divided into plots of about 1,500 square meters; 2,700 stocks / ha; sixth plant 1.5×2.40m TRAINING: espalier with short pruning
YEAR OF PLANT: 2000-2006
YIELD PER HECTARE: 40 q / Ha
SOIL: volcanic soils with medium loose texture
HARVEST: in a box
VINIFICATION: cold at 15 ° to 18 ° C
MATURATION: 4 months in steel
AGING: 2 months in the bottle
NOTES: Zibibbo is a Sicilian variety that is well suited to volcanic soils near the sea and has traditionally been cultivated on the island of Ustica. In the past it was mixed with other grapes to provide its characteristic aromas to wines produced for family consumption and was also dried for the preparation of desserts. The Hibiscus Company has taken over the cultivation and vinification with techniques that allow to preserve and enhance its aromatic characteristics.