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WTN/Passito di Pantelleria

by Dave Erickson » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:22 pm

Donnafugata Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria 2004: The wine shows a rich golden color. The nose is assertively aromatic, with musty notes of apricot, peach, fig, date, and walnut. The super-concentrated palate yields up more fruit, including pronounced pineapple notes, and intense sweetness is carefully balanced with vivid acidity, which means that even with all the powerful fruit flavors and sugars, the wine is not at all cloying. Unlike a lot of muscat wines, the finish goes on and on and on. I don't know the price, but I'm guessing it comes in around $40 or so retail.
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by James Dietz » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:50 pm

I had a glass of this once at The Park Restaurant in San Luis Obispo... .and loved it. Thanks for reminding me of the name, as I meant to look for it and now I can!!!

Even better, if you like this style, and we do, is the Hauner Malvasia delle lapari. Well worth trying.
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by J Nolan » Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:04 am

Your quite right this is a great product from donnafugata, other interesting ones from the same area would be Passito from Gandolfo or Az Agr Michele(who also do a lovely Dry Moscato from Pantelleria called YRNM).
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Dave Erickson » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:17 am

Yes, I'm always amazed that an island as small as Panelleria can have so many producers. I've never had it, but Nicolas Belfrage has lavished superlatives on "Bukkuram," a passito made by Marco di Bartoli.
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Ian Sutton » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:59 pm

Sorry to be a pedant, but I think the Island and wine are "Pantellaria" rather than "Panellaria".

Nice place to holiday by the way...

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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Mark S » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:33 am

Indeed the Bukkuram is excellent stuff. Rich, complex, and amazing acidity that one wouldn't expect that far south (Pantellaria is between Sicily and Libya). Also, Dave, thanks for posting this, as I was not aware a Sicilian producer made a wine from this island.
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by J Nolan » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:04 pm

Allot of the major Sicilian Vinyards have small estates on Pantelleria its a plus or an accessory for them!!
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Dave Erickson » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:02 pm

Ian Sutton wrote:Sorry to be a pedant, but I think the Island and wine are "Pantellaria" rather than "Panellaria".

Nice place to holiday by the way...

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Nothing pedantic about it! Correction noted and made. Thanks!
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Otto » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:25 am

Dave Erickson wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:Sorry to be a pedant, but I think the Island and wine are "Pantellaria" rather than "Panellaria".

Nice place to holiday by the way...

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Nothing pedantic about it! Correction noted and made. Thanks!


Sorry to be another pedant, but isn't vocalisation still a bit off? Isn't it Pantelleria, not Pantellaria? :)
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Dave Erickson » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:46 am

Otto Nieminen wrote:
Dave Erickson wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:Sorry to be a pedant, but I think the Island and wine are "Pantellaria" rather than "Panellaria".

Nice place to holiday by the way...

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Nothing pedantic about it! Correction noted and made. Thanks!


Sorry to be another pedant, but isn't vocalisation still a bit off? Isn't it Pantelleria, not Pantellaria? :)


Pantelleria! I'm going to go out and shoot myself now....
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Ian Sutton » Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:13 pm

Otto Nieminen wrote:
Dave Erickson wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:Sorry to be a pedant, but I think the Island and wine are "Pantellaria" rather than "Panellaria".

Nice place to holiday by the way...

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Nothing pedantic about it! Correction noted and made. Thanks!


Sorry to be another pedant, but isn't vocalisation still a bit off? Isn't it Pantelleria, not Pantellaria? :)

Otto
"vocalisation" is in fact very much in this year and has replaced italics as the emphasis of choice :wink:
oops emoticons are sooo last week!
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Otto » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:56 pm

Ian Sutton wrote:
Otto Nieminen wrote:
Dave Erickson wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:Sorry to be a pedant, but I think the Island and wine are "Pantellaria" rather than "Panellaria".

Nice place to holiday by the way...

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Nothing pedantic about it! Correction noted and made. Thanks!


Sorry to be another pedant, but isn't vocalisation still a bit off? Isn't it Pantelleria, not Pantellaria? :)

Otto
"vocalisation" is in fact very much in this year and has replaced italics as the emphasis of choice :wink:
oops emoticons are sooo last week!
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Ooops. Keeping up with the pedantry, I should of course have written the vocalisation, not just vocalisation. And as can be inferred from my italicising and frequent use of emoticons, I am behind my times. ;)
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by James Dietz » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:03 pm

Since you are in the EU, Otto, we'll let you get away with that `vocalisation' variation in spelling.. not to be either pedantic nor ethnocentric... :wink:
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by Otto » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:04 pm

James Dietz wrote:Since you are in the EU, Otto, we'll let you get away with that `vocalisation' variation in spelling.. not to be either pedantic nor ethnocentric... :wink:


Would it be better if I wrote that ending from now on -s/zing? ;)
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Re: WTN/Passito di Panelleria

by James Dietz » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:57 pm

Indeed, Otto... :D
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