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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Donnafugata Lighea Zibibbo Sicilia 2011 - My Kind Of Moscato!

Donnafugata Lighea Zibibbo Sicilia 2011 - My Kind Of Moscato!
Dry and Delicious!

100% Zibibbo (Moscato d'Alessandria) from Sicily, Italy.

SRP of $20 and available for as low as $18. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"Our family has crafted wines in Sicily for 150 years. Lighea is a dry version of Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria), crisp and aromatic with floral and fruity aromas, ideal for light lunch or as an apertif with friends.

12.5% Alcohol"
Moscato is hot right now, although the typical wine of this variety borders on dessert wine territory with loads of sugary sweetness. Today we go to Sicily to try a wine that might just be a paradigm shifter for many...

The 2011 Donnafugata Lighea Zibibbo Sicilia opens with an absolutely delicious bouquet of pear, honey, melon, lime and lots of aromatic floral notes. Upon first smell you might think you're in for the typical syrupy sweet Moscato experience, but a whole 'nother world opens up when tasting this dry Moscato. Only slightly sweet, you're hit with excellent salty mineral notes on top of succulent pear and citrus fruit. This is all wrapped up in a wonderful, luscious mouthfeel. It ends with honey soaked minerals that last an incredibly long time. I love it!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 3
Overall Rating: 7.5

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