Grapes: Zibibbo-Muscat of Alexandria.
Vintage 2014: the climatic trend recorded for the 2014 vintage was fairly normal, with slightly less rainfall (488 mm) than (516 mm) the 2013 vintage. Average temperatures were lower, with a stable climate. The harvest of the grapes for the production of Lighea, that come from the vineyards located in the cooler districts, began on 2 September. An important harvest, with healthy and perfectly ripe grapes with a rich and very complex aromatic profile.
Description (17/02/2015): bright straw yellow with greenish reflections, Lighea 2014 is characterized by its great aromatic richness, the typical aromas of Zibibbo are evident, especially flowery notes of orange blossom, rose and geranium combined with fruity notes of citrus. The nose is perfectly reflected on the palate, refreshed by a pleasant savory vein.
Aging potential: to be enjoyed within 4-5 years.
Food & Wine: recommended with all types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish. Serve it in tulipshaped goblets of medium size; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 9-11°C (48-52° F).
Occasions: sunny and bright, it is an ideal wine for an aperitif with friends and we recommend it for your first date.
Art & wine: "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 recalled, "and preserve the thousand shadings of the original colors of the drawing."
First vintage: 1990.