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2017 Donnafugata “Ben Rye” Passito di Pantelleria (375mL)

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2017 Donnafugata “Ben Rye” Passito di Pantelleria (375mL)

Regular price $42.00
Unit price
per 
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To the south of the westernmost tip of Sicily and closer to Africa than Europe, lies the “black pearl of the Mediterranean,” the volcanic island of Pantelleria. The largest of all Sicilian islands, Pantelleria was the first stepping stone for the Arab invasion of Sicily in the eighth century. In this unusual and remote place we find one of the wine world’s most unique styles. The Passito di Pantelleria style was nearly lost to history if not for Donnafugata’s Ben Rye bottling, a dessert wine whose exceptional quality and historical significance puts it in the Hall of Fame for Italian dessert wines. Zibbibo (Moscato) grapes are harvested and dried by the powerful African winds that batter the island constantly. The volcanic soils protect the grapes natural acidity and result in a powerfully rich and complex honeyed style that is produced nowhere else on the planet.

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