Wine Marco De Bartoli, Bukkuram "Padre della Vigna", Passito di Pantelleria DOC, 2014, 0.5 L
The wine is rich amber-yellow.
The wine has a nice structure and a fresh sweet taste. Long aftertaste decorated with floral tones.
The sensual bouquet of wine entwined aromas of flowers, nutmeg and orange zest.
Wine is served at the end of the meal. They were nice to enjoy alone or in combination with dark chocolate.
Marco De Bartoli, Bukkuram Padre della Vigna (Father of the vineyard) - a classic Sicilian dessert wine with a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness, which is produced only during the best vintages. It is created from grapes Zibibbo grown on the farm Azienda Agricola Bukkuram owned by Marco de Bartoli. The vineyard, covering an area of about 4 hectares, divided into the volcanic soil of the island Pantalleriya in terraces. Vine age 35-50 years old, are planted at a density of 2,500 plants per hectare. To create a wine harvest is collected in two phases. In August, about 50% of harvested berries, which are not less than four weeks podvyalivayut the sun on special mats. The rest of the grapes left on the vine until early September. Feature vintages is that after the fermentation of the wort is added zaizyumlenny grapes, and which extends further fermentation. The process can take up to 3 months, until you reach the optimal balance between alcohol content and residual sugar. Then the wine is kept for 42 months in 225 liter French oak barrels and 6 months in stainless steel vats.
Marco de Bartoli economy makes the best wine special varieties. This is the famous Sicilian Marsala and nutmeg from the island of Pantelleria. First real Marsala appeared in 1770, when the English merchant John Woodhouse bought in Sicily large shipment of wine made under the "Solera" and add the alcohol for preservation. The result is a new, very fragrant fortified wine - Marsala. From the middle of the last century, the reputation of marsala greatly deteriorated. In fact, it was a cocktail of a mixture of wine, coffee and cream. Such "wine" called Marsala Speciale, and from 1969 to 1984, even had the status of DOC. But these rules have been revised, and the use of the name "Marsala" wines Speciale was forbidden. Under the new rules marsala must be attached only by the addition of alcohol to grape wine from overripe grapes late fee.
Marco de Bartoli after studying at the enologist in Marsala worked for five years at the company Pellegrino - a major producer of Marsala. After that, he worked for four more years in Mirabella, improving their knowledge. In 1978, Marco returned to the farm Baglio Samperi, owned by his family. Here he developed his method of production of Marsala, but wine does not fit the rules DOC. So he called him Vecchio Samperi, on behalf of the family farm Contrada Samperi. But the wine was sold as Marsala, though not very successfully. Then in 1985, Marco de Bartoli has created a new wine Vigna La Miccia. It was softer and more elegant version of marsala. Since 1987, the issued and traditional Marsala - Marsala Superiore Samperi Riserva. Another activity of Marco de Bartoli - wine production in the area on the island Bukkuram Pantalleriya. Here since ancient times cultivated grapes "zibibbo" ("Muscat of Alexandria"). From these grapes here are sweet wines and a unique white wine Pietranera.