Let’s toast to the newborn Puccini!

It’s the color of Sicilian sunshine and the sweet, juicy fragrance of Ciaculli tangerines – a unique, late-ripening (“tardivo”), Slow Food-endorsed variety from the countryside near Palermo.

The latter’s luscious, tender flesh, scarce pips and thin, easily peeled rind make for an ideal combination with Venetian sparkle and liveliness, in an irresistible cocktail of zesty freshness and bubbly, citrus delight.