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Donnafugata,"Sherazade"

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Region: Sicily
Vintage: 2015
Grape Varieties:
Nero d`Avola 100% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock

€24.50

Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Sherazade 2015 is characterised by a rich bouquet and gentle structure. On the nose it reveals scents of red fruit, especially strawberries and sour cherries, as well as a hint of black pepper. Palate and nose correspond perfectly with a pleasant freshness on the lingering finish.

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
A shoulder of lamb would be just perfect but it would also be delicious with a simple pizza.

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  • Donnafugata, "Sherazade"
  • 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.