All the warm, relaxing and enveloping sun of Sicily enclosed in a glass. Galileo Galilei was right when he wrote that “Wine is water held together by sunshine”. And this is extremely true when looking at a glass of sweet Zibibbo by Terre del Sole. The winery owned by the Zerilli family is located in Petrosino, on the south western coast of Sicily, a few kilometres from Stagnone Nature Reserve. Its story goes back as far as 1918 and has the flavour of fatigue, love for family and land. Head-trained bush vines grown with the strength of farmers’ arms and the patience of Gina, the tireless mule. A story re-echoing the strong sounds of the Second World War and the images of boys and women who rolled up their sleeves while keeping on their work in the vineyards and cellar.

Sicily in a glass of Zibibbo

The winery passed from father to son and grew after the marriage of the young Vito Zerilli with Mariangela, descendant of a winemaking family, too. Over the years, the family has bought several plots of land replanted with classic (Grillo, Catarratto) and international vines (Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio). In 2014, after a long period of reflection followed by a series of experiments and testing, “Terre del Sole” brand” by Zerilli were finally bottled, thus transforming the dream of a lifetime into real business, thanks also to the precious collaboration of their son, Leonardo. While sipping a glass of excellent Zibibbo – that best represents the company philosophy – you will feel all the warmth of home and the respect for the land (sole high-quality organic farming).

Mediterranean colours and atmospheres

Golden yellow colour with coppery reflections; intense fruity, spicy aroma reminiscent of honey, jam with hints of almond. Sweet but not cloying on the palate; soft, fresh, full-body, and balanced, with a nice acidity; good taste-olfactory correspondence, perceptible persistence. On the whole, a fine quality mature and harmonious wine. It is interesting to pair with aged cheeses and almond biscuits.

(thanks to sommelier Fabio Gulino for his collaboration)

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