Lighea

An aromatic Mediterranean white

Lighea

Lighea 2016 has a brilliant straw yellow color with greenish reflections. The nose offers a rich and fragrant bouquet with classic notes of orange blossom combined with scents of saturn peaches and Mediterranean scrub. The nose is perfectly reflected on the palate, enlivened by a fresh mineral vein.

 

Denomination

Zibibbo Sicilia DOC

Production zone

Island of Pantelleria (South-Western Sicily)

Food & wine

Recommended with all types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish.

Excellent at 9 - 11°C/48 - 52°F°

Vintage

2016

Yield per hectar

5 - 6 t (2 - 2.4 t/acres)

Vinification

Fermentation took place in stainless steel at a temperature of 14-16°C (57-61° F).

Affinamento

2 months in vats 3 months in bottle

Alcohol and analytical data

alcohol: 12.38%
total acidity: 5.7 g/l
pH: 3.20

Ageing potential

Four to five years.

First vintage

1990

Method

Lighea

Lighea

An aromatic Mediterranean white


Lighea 2016 has a brilliant straw yellow color with greenish reflections. The nose offers a rich and fragrant bouquet with classic notes of orange blossom combined with scents of saturn peaches and Mediterranean scrub. The nose is perfectly reflected on the palate, enlivened by a fresh mineral vein.

 

Food & wine

Recommended with all types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish.

Excellent at 9 - 11°C/48 - 52°F°

Denomination

Zibibbo Sicilia DOC

Grapes


Production zone

Island of Pantelleria (South-Western Sicily)

Vintage

2016

Yield per hectar

5 - 6 t (2 - 2.4 t/acres)

Vinification

Fermentation took place in stainless steel at a temperature of 14-16°C (57-61° F).

Affinamento

2 months in vats 3 months in bottle

Alcohol and analytical data

alcohol: 12.38%
total acidity: 5.7 g/l
pH: 3.20

Ageing potential

Four to five years.

First vintage

1990

Food & wine

Food & wine

Artistic label

“From the disheveled tresses the color of the sun, seawater flowed over the green, wide-open eyes.” Thus Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa describes Lighea, the bewitching siren and principal figure in his novel. She has inspired the creation of a complex and innovative wine and an equally original label. “It was not easy to print this label”, Gabriella (founder of Donnafugata, with her husband Giacomo) recalled, “and preserve the thousand shadings of colors of Pantelleria Island, painted in the original drawing.”

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