Serving: chilled (12–14°C)
About: The grapes come from a small plot of 60yo bush vines, high in the hills of the island. The wine macerates on its skins for seven months in terracotta amphorae, buried into the soils of the vineyard. Despite this intense maceration, the resulting wine is incredibly fresh and light on its feet. A fragrant and expressive vintage, zesty and herbaceous. Iconic wine from an iconic producer.
Gabrio Bini, is based on the island of Pantelleria. 100km SW of Sicily, it is closer to North Africa than it is to mainland Europe. Formerly an architect in Milan, Gabrio moved to the island in 1995 andafter many years of research, began producing wine in 2005. Inspired by the ancestral winemaking techniques of Georgia, he macerates his wines in large terracotta amphorae buried beneath the earth. His wines capture the energy of the small volcanic island and have gained a cult following for their ethereal characteristics, originality and sick bottle design.