Volcanic soils and a maritime influence combine to impart a distinct elegance and mineral character upon the island`s wines. Nero d`Avola and Shiraz make reliable, fleshy red wines, whilst Grillo, Inzolia and Chardonnay yield surprisingly well balanced and flavourful white wines. However, it is the uniquely rich and mineral influenced dessert wines that are perhaps Sicily`s greatest contribution to the wine world, from Marsala to Moscato di Pantelleria and Malvasia.
Situated in western Sicily in the hilly territory of Salemu, Musita comprises of 50ha of vineyards at an altitude of 500 metres. Family run for five generations, Don Ignazio Ardagna planted the first vineyard on the slopes of Musita. The winery was handed down through the generations and today Carmela Ardagna is the winemaker. The winery was built in the 1970`s on the same hill and boasts state of the art equipment to create high quality wines using a mixture of traditional and international grape varieties. The name Musita stems from the name of an ancient mosque (one of the most prominent in Sicily at the time) which was located in the area.
Zibibbo is the Sicilian name for Muscat of Alexandria. This dry version of the grape is very aromatic and perfumed with blossom and honeysuckle on the nose. The palate is floral with ripe peach, nectarine and a subtle mango note on the finish, beautifully balanced by a crisp acidity.
Pair with asian stir-fries, sushi or scallops in a cream sauce.