The island of Pantelleria is the southernmost territory of Italy and is situated virtually on the threshold of Africa. The celebrated Moscato has been produced on the island since time immemorial. The wine received an award at the Paris Exposition of 1900 and in 1936 it was added to the list of typical Italian wines because of its ’’delicate and fine odor and its velvety, sweet, enticing and generous flavor.’’
In 1971, it became the third Italian wine to receive a DOC. That recognition was more than merited because of the quality and prestige of a wine that represents the whole of winemaking Europe at the continent’s edge, where the contours of Africa can be discerned on the horizon.