Gabrio Bini is a legend in the natural wine world, making his incredibly unique wines on the hot, volcanic island of Pantelleria (Sicily). These wines are not cheap, but despite our reservations, we have to say they have touched absolutely everyone we have shown them to - truly remarkable energy and flavour expressions like no other. Expect the wines to be earthy, aromatic, concentrated, and even a bit rugged and wild.
Before entering the wine world, Gabrio Bini was an architect - he and his wife Geneviève only moved to Pantelleria in 1995 from Milan. From there, Bini spent 10 years researching wine before his first harvest in 2005! The wines all start with biodynamically farmed Zibibbo (a.k.a. Muscat of Alexandria) as well as several different red varieties. The grapes are then tended and harvested by hand, then left to ferment (with skin contact) slowly in terracotta amphorae partially buried under the ground to keep cool from the sweltering heat.
Expressive and energetic wines actually worth the price tag
Gabrio Bini is known for natural wines like Serragghia Rosato, Heritage & his most famous wine, the Serragghia Bianco, which is made from Zibibbo. Expect the wines to be earthy, aromatic, concentrated, and even a bit rugged and wild.