When people who don’t love sweet wines ask for more, you know this is a particularly great vintage – and I’ve had this wine several times before. A floral hint wafts up at first. Early sips are orange, apricot and raisin, deepening to raisin and fig as it opens in the glass. Acidity and sugars are beautifully balanced. The apricot finish is just long enough.
WHAT: Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria)
WHERE: Passito di Pantelleria DOC, Sicily, Italy
HOW MUCH: $35 – 375ml (Trade Sample)