Donnafugata - Anthìlia - white

Antìlia is the first wine Donnafugata started to produce and it's also the name the Romans gave the Elim city of Entella, originating from 400-200 BC, located in the inner western part of Sicily. Anthìlia from Donnafugata is produced mainly from the local Catarratto grape, but also from various other white grape varieties. The grapes grow in the southern part of Sicily, 200-600 meters above sea level in calcareous clay soil and are harvested in late September. The grapes are then pressed and let to ferment at 14-16 °C. The finalized wine is stored in steel tanks before being bottled and may be stored for another 2 months. 

Price (10,83 € Bottle)

65,00 €

Wine description

  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sicily
  • Grape variety : Catarratto
  • Classification : IGP Sicilia
  • Awards : 85/100 Luca Gardini
  • Color : White
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Alcohol degree : 13%
  • Storage potential : 3 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.

Sommelier's advice

Donnafugata Anthìlia has a bright beautiful color with golden hues. The nose has fruity hints of apple and peach, which also comes through in the soft palate. A fresh and well-balanced white wine which can be served at very different occasions and to different dishes; such as smoked fish, seafood, Italian fish-based antipasti, or a tuna salad !

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