Cantine Rallo, Al Qasar Zibibbo, Sicily, Italy
Cantine Rallo is a long established producer based in Marsala, Western Sicily. Whilst their origins lie in producing the unique Marsala wine and they still make outstanding traditional dry Marsala, their business now is mainly in table wines.
The Vesco family owned vineyards in the hills above Alcamo, a prime area for producing grapes for table wines thanks to the cooler conditions but had no winery. Rallo had a winery but only vineyards near the coast growing grapes for Marsala, a shrinking market. Put the two together and result. One of Sicily’s leading producers.
Zibibbo is the local name for Muscat d’Alexandria. This is a dry version, with floral aromas, hints of rose petals and ginger, a gorgeous texture and fresh acid giving balance and length.
Country - Italy
Region - Sicily
Variety / Blend - Zibibbo
Wine Style - White Wine
Farming - Organic