Bukkuram Padre della Vigna straw wine - 2014De Bartoli
Mission: to capture the secrets of the “nectar of the gods” from the oldest farmers on the island of Pantelleria, to produce the most famous sweet wine in southern Italy. Marco De Bartoli has reserved for Bukkuram – Padre della Vigna the best treatment of the Pantellerian oenological tradition making an excellent Passito. Enjoy it at the end of a meal with almond sweets, or as a meditation wine with a square of dark chocolate.
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Bukkuram Padre della Vigna – Pantelleria passito DOC
Marco De Bartoli’s Passito di Pantelleria DOC Bukkuram is made from 100% Zibibbo grapes, cultivated using the Pantelleria alberello system, a world heritage site recognised by the UNESCO.The grapes, harvested between late August and September, are left to dry in the sun and de-stemmed by hand, with the aim of increasing the sugar content of the wine in which they are left to macerate for 3 months. Bukkuram, after at least 30 months of ageing in French oak and a further 6 months in steel, has a Pleasant ethereal scent, hints of raisins, citrus, delicate perfumes of honey and caramel. On the palate it is fruity, sweet, and persistent, almost salty. A masterpiece worthy of being compared to a work of art… in a bottle!
At Baglio Samperi, with the impetus of the then young Marco De Bartoli, in 1974, a new road was opened to the conception of Sicilian wine, which would transform it into oenological excellence recognised throughout the world. Thanks to the winery’s work in the last decades of the 20th century, the authentic value of wine in Sicily was rediscovered, through the recovery of the native grape varieties that De Bartoli obstinately desired for his land