Nikà is a farm in Pantelleria owned by Nicolò Mascheroni Stianti del Castello di Volpaia; from 1172 to Volpaia are produced large Chianti Classico in organic farming and, already mentioned among the TOP100 of Wine Spectator, Volpaia is known worldwide for the beauty of its cellars, hidden in the walls of the ancient fortified village.
Nicolò, who manages the company of Volpaia together with his parents, Carlo and Giovannella, and his sister Federica, after an experience in the cellars Pol Roger, founded in 1849 and an example of excellence in the production of Champagne, began to feed a great dream, that is to create a sparkling classic Italian method of high quality. Visiting, some time later, in Pantelleria, an island of black rock, difficult to reach and beaten by impetuous winds, Nicolò easily allowed himself to be conquered by his passitoes and, convinced that they could also develop a great Liqueur with them. d'Expedition, gave life to a sparkling brut classic method, dry, elegant and complex, characterized by a great freshness accompanied by hints of bread crust, nuts, dried fruit and rose, as well as unquestionably marked by a Liqueur de Dosage a base of Zibibbo of Pantelleria.
The zibibbo grapes, grown on the island with the traditional Pantesco sapling, now a UNESCO heritage, develop thanks to the volcanic soils and the proximity to the sea, a marvelous bouquet and a peculiar minerality, which are then concentrated thanks to a slow drying with sun of the Mediterranean; their encounter with the elegance of the finest Pinot Noir grapes from the Pavese hills gave birth to a unique sparkling wine of its kind.
In addition to this uniqueness, Nicolò, in Pantelleria, also produces a fine Passito di Pantelleria, a great dessert wine with an amber color and intense and prolonged aromas of dates, raisins and acacia honey.