It belongs to the large group of ‘Moscati’ called by the ancients “Vitis Apianae” because they are sweet and preferred by bees. Cultivated in Sicily presumably from the Phoenician times, this vine variety was used mainly as fresh or dried up table grapes, hence the name of the Arabic derivation “Zibibbo”, used in Sicily to indicate the grapes to be preserved dried up.
On average vigorous plant, medium leaf, cylindrical-conical or cylindrical bunch, large, with obovoid shape, crunchy, greenish-yellow tending to golden berries, distinctly aromatic flavour. Medium maturity.
Traditionally vinified to produce sweet aromatic wines including the important straw wines. It is also used to produce dry aromatic wines.
It is widespread in the province of Trapani.