Marco De Bartoli
Bukkuram, from the Arabic “father of the vineyard”, was the original n...
Bukkuram, from the Arabic “father of the vineyard”, was the original name given to this southwestern-facing plateau by North African settlers who brought Zibbibo (Muscat of Alexandria) in the 700s. 'Padre della Vigna' is the original wine of this estate, and only produced in the best vintages. It is aged for a minimum of three years in barrel before bottling.
The 45-100 year old vineyard is surrounded by low stone walls protecting it from the forceful but warm Atlantic winds known as "sirocco' coming from the north coast of Africa. These low stone walls are also used to dry the clusters of Zibbibio after they are picked by hand. The adjacent cellar is hosted in a historic dammuso (typical farmhouse) of the 18th century.
The vineyard is trained as low, free-standing bushes with the “alberello pantesco” system, declared by the UNESCO World Heritage agricultural practice in 2014.
Marco De Bartoli Passito di PantelleriaOther White Wine from Sicily, Italy