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Donnafugata, "Vigna di Gabri"

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Region: Sicily
Vintage: 2012
Grape Varieties:
Ansonica 66% Catarratto 4.5% Sauvignon Blanc 4.5% Viognier 5% Chardonnay 20% Colour: White Wine
Alcohol Level: 13%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
A wine with great personality and charm. Bright straw yellow, the nose offers an ample bouquet of fresh fruity notes with scents of lily of the valley and elder and pleasant herbaceous nuances. Persistent on the palate, characterised by fragrant minerality.

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
Frank Hederman Smoked Salmon, Seafood, poultry and soft cheeses

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  • 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.
  • Antonio, Giacomo, Gabriella e Josè Rallo