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Region: Sicily
Vintage: 2009
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon Nero d`Avola Tannat Other red varieties Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: Out of stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
Cabernet Sauvignon brings great elegance and longevity, thanks to firm and velvety tannins. Nero d’Avola stands out with cherry and spicy notes. The addition of Tannat enhances the fruity component while adding a great polyphenolic structure, rich in tannins. It is a variety ideal for long-ageing wines.

The Domaine
They were one of the first families to begin making high quality table wine when sales of traditional sweet Marsala started to decline, launching the Donnafugata label in 1983 and championing some the region‘s native grape varieties. Today, they have two estates in Sicily: a modern winery and 260 hectares at Contessa Entellina in the hills east of Marsala and 68 hectares on the island of Pantelleria. Donnafugata means ‘fleeing woman’ - a reference to Queen Maria Carolina who, with her husband Ferdinand IV of Bourbon, escaped the court of Naples in the early 19th century when Napoleon’s troops arrived. The couple took refuge in Sicily at the Santa Margherita Belice palace, also the favourite residence of celebrated writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and depicted on the ‘Mille e Una Notte’ label.

Food Pairing
Great with Cassoulet, grilled meats or roast chicken.

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  • Donnafugata "Tancredi"
  • Antonio, Giacomo, Gabriella e Josè Rallo
  • Antonio Rallo, technical director and sales manager of Donnafugata.
  • José Rallo heads the marketing team and oversees management and the estate's quality-control system.
  • Founder and great helmsman of Donnafugata.
  • Gabriella Anca Rallo, gentle and dedicated inspirer of Donnafugata.