A complex nose of apricot, honey, coriander, and orange blossom. Palate: a dry, crisp, mineral wine, with a saline finish. Sure it’s cloudy, and there's some volatile acidity, but what a wine! Evolves with every sip – it’s a voyage in a glass!
Gabrio Bini, 70 years young, lives and works on Pantelleria, a tiny volcanic island in the strait of Sicily, halfway between Sicily and Tunisia. The neighbour of Bond-girl-turned-winemaker Carole Bouquet, Bini has had several lives as well: architect in Milan, right-hand to a (very) big name in haute couture, before becoming consumed with a passion for this island – and for natural wines. Gabrio’s vines share his age, and the 4 hectares he works give him naturally low yields, with as little as 300 bottles made of certain cuvées – that’s an ultra-confidential wine indeed. The vines are farmed biodynamically, the vinifications are natural, without additives, and the wines are aged in large clay amphorae buried up to their necks, called dolia. A unique interpretation of a terroir, yielding wines that are equally unique. No question about it, Gabrio is an admirable torchbearer for natural wine!
A ruby robe, and a rich nose of ripe fruits, with floral and cinnamon notes. Palate: with lovely structure, this is luscious, mineral juice, with plenty of freshness, and lively tannins! Ever evolving in the glass, this is unstable, volcanic stuff – a voyage in a glass!
An orange wine, cloudy with a complex nose of apricot, peach, cedar, rosemary, and thyme... Palate: this is intense, ultra-aromatic, full-bodied juice, with a salty finish. Evolves with every sip – it’s a voyage in a glass!
Rich, floral nose with exotic aromas of passion fruit, lychee, guava, and tangerine, followed by smoky and spicy notes. A surprising wine – that's the point! The palate is elegant and fresh, ever evolving in the glass – volcanic stuff! A wine for meditation, the fruit of a wild vineyard.
Perhaps the finest Syrah we’ve ever tasted. Its profile is so slender and fine, you’d never guess it’s Mediterranean. A wine like no other, it’s pure "voodoo" juice, with aromas of smoky black fruit, maquis and a mineral backbone. Evolves with every sip – it’s a voyage in a glass.