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Passito Di Pantelleria Wine

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Passito di Pantelleria is a sweet wine produced on the tiny island of Pantelleria off the Sicilian coast in Italy. It is produced from dried Muscat of Alexandria grapes, and has been made there for centuries. Drying grapes is an ancient custom in this part of the world that not only brings out concentrated flavors, but acts as a preservative since the naturally high sugar and alcohol content reduces spoilage. Until the late 19th century, Passito di Pantelleria was rarely seen anywhere off the island, but has since gained popularity, becoming an official DOC in 1971. The wine is an aromatic sweet wine, with flavors of honey, orange and a hint of sweet white flowers. 

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  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Zibibbo

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  • Muscat of Alexandria

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  • Donnafugata Ben Rye Zibibbo Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2010

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    Ben Rye from Donnafugata has an intense amber color. Just by looking at the color I could already tell that this was the real deal. The bouquet consists mostly of candid oranges, peach, wild herbs and honey. Alcohol by volume was label listed at 14.5%. On the palate, Ben Rye was extremely soft with a delicious sweetness. I tasted some candid fru... Read More

    Wine review by vino in love


  • Ferrandes Passito di Pantelleria Sicily Italy 2004

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    The nose showed butterscotch, floral notes, aged oak and a vegetal quality. On the palate this was soft as silk with a heavy weight as coffee and woodsy notes washed across the palate. This showed a very fresh finish for wine with such viscosity. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • I just had a wonderful Muscato Passito di Pantelleria! What is your favorite style of dessert wine: this type of sun dried wine, Icewine, Noble Rot, Melomel, or just late harvest? What makes your sweet tooth happy?  Read More

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  • Pellegrino Passito di Pantelleria 2003

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    Wine review by Dave jones


  • Pellegrino Passito di Pantelleria 2011

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    Wine review by labritannique


  • Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria 2007

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    9.99 at trader joe's Read More

    Wine review by winebiber


  • Pellegrino Passito di Pantelleria 2003

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    Wonderfully smooth nutty flavor. Aftertaste is very pleasant. A bargain Read More

    Wine review by chouchamayo


  • Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria 2007

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    A nice, reasonably priced dessert wine (I got it for $13.99). Massive floral nose with orange blossom. Apricots and peaches on the tongue. Read More

    Wine review by Ibn Shisha


  • On Wednesday, March 5, Gambero Rosso landed in San Francisco with one or two ... delicious wines.Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye 2006: Viscous peachy and apricot syrup on the nose and mid-palate; finishes very clean and bright, acidic.Avignonesi Vin Santo 1995: Liquid Caramel. Had to change the glass after tasting this wine. Marsala... Read More

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  • Colosi Passito di Pantelleria 2002

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    Wine review by danpetroski


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