Grape Of The Week: Zibibbo

Zibibbo is one of the rarest grapes in the world, with a history that roughly dates back 5,000 years. Also known as Muscat of Alexandria, Zibibbo originated in ancient Egypt but is now planted across the Mediterranean. An extremely resilient and versatile grape, Zibibbo is a wine grape, a table grape, and a raisin grape that is resistant to both drought and hot climates. It's most commonly found in Sicily, where it produces both dry and sweet white wines, as well as orange wines. 

LunaGaia Maganza Zibibbo 2021 From The Greene Grape

LunaGaia Maganza Zibibbo 2021

A biodynamic Sicilian farmer collective, LunaGaia focuses on varietals indigenous to Sicily, made from a well-suited terroir and grown with respect to the environment thanks to biodynamic farming. This Italian white wine has mesmerizing aromatics of white flowers, citrus blossom, and Mediterranean herbs with a stunning palate of figs, apricot, candied orange peel, and a splash of saline. Made from 100% Zibibbo, which is one of the rarest and most adaptable grapes in the world, it is a stunning partner for seafood, veggies, and poultry.

Grape Photo Courtesy of Foundation Plant Services - University of California, Davis