Moscato Passito Cantine Colosi 50cl 2016

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Producer
Cantine Colosi
Grape(s)
Zibibbo (100%)
Type
White
Style
Dessert
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Sweet
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Volcanic soils and a maritime influence combine to impart a distinct elegance and mineral character upon the island`s wines. Nero d`Avola and Shiraz make reliable, fleshy red wines, whilst Grillo, Inzolia and Chardonnay yield surprisingly well balanced and flavourful white wines. However, it is the uniquely rich and mineral influenced dessert wines that are perhaps Sicily`s greatest contribution to the wine world, from Marsala to Moscato di Pantelleria and Malvasia.

Producer

The winery is located in Messina, run by oenologist Piero Colosi, who with his father Peter, oversee all aspects of winemaking. They have been producing the Malvasia delle Lipari since 1987 with grapes from their 7 hectare farm in Lipari, a small island in the Eolian Archipelago which is noted for its exposure and the volcanic nature of the soil which is particularly good for vine cultivation. The establishment of the vineyard has been done `terraces` style with each terrace finished off by a old dry stone wall. The winery was finally finished in 2004 where total production is less than 100,000 bottles across all varietals.
Tasting Notes
This wine is the outcome of careful selection of Zibibbo grapes (a local Muscat variety), cultivated from grapes on the north east of Sicily grown on the volcanic soils of Mt Etna. These are lightly dried after harvesting concentrating the natural sugars in the grapes. Sweet floral aromas and a natural fresh acidity keep the wine lively and balanced. A distinct mineral character combined with ripe fig and almonds provide plenty of flavour.
Food
Pear Tarte Tatin or Italian cheeses.