Donnafugata - Angheli - red
Angheli from Donnafugata is made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The grapes are grown in the southwestern part of Sicily in the mineral-clay soil, 350-400 meters above sea level. The merlot is harvested in late August and the Cabernet in the middle of September. The grapes are fermented after harvest during 11-13 days at 28 ° controlled temperature. The wine is transferred into French oak barrels and is stored for 12 months. The wine is then bottled and is stored for another 2 years.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Sicily
- Grape variety : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Classification : IGP Sicilia Rosso Merlot-Cabernet
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2007
- Alcohol degree : 13.5%
- Storage potential : 10-12 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
The Giacomo Rallo family, with his wife Gabriella and the kids Antonio and Jose, is a winemaker family since several generations. Donnafugata means the "flying woman" and the inspiration to the name originates from Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel "Gattopardo", which was also shot by Visconti, in the famous movie "Le Guépard". The Donnafugata project first started in 1983 and represents three different vineyards with Marsala in the west as the main district. The small island of Pantelleria is the 2nd vineyard and Contessa Entellina with its 250 hectares of land, south of Palermo, represents the winery number 3. Donnafugata is one of Sicily's winehouses which has made itself well known for its outstanding quality.
Donnafugata Algeri has a ruby red color. The fragrance is aromatic, predominantly from red fruit (cherries and blackberries), but also with hints of Mediterranean vegetation, especially from myrtle. The palate is harmonious with clear hints of red berries, like for the fragrance. The oak storage is well integrated and provides a soft character to the wine. An elegant red wine to serve with grilled meats, game or to strong cheeses.