Donnafugata - Tancredi - red
Tancredi from the Donnafugata produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d'Avola, Tannat and various other varieties. The grapes are grown in the southwestern part of Sicily in the mineral-clay soil, 200-600 meters above sea level. The grapes are harvested the first 2 weeks of September. The grapes are then fermented with their skin in 12 days at 26-30 ° C temperature. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred to new French oak barrels and stored for 14 months. Then drained the wine in the bottle and the wine is stored for another 2 years before it goes on sale.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Sicily
- Grape variety : Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d'avola, Tannat
- Classification : IGP Sicilia Rosso
- Awards : 91/100 WineEnthusiast, 90/100 Winespectator
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2010
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : 10-12 år
- 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 Tancredi has a deep ruby red color. The fragrance is aromatic with balsamic touches - also licorice mixed with fruity notes of blackberry and spicy hints of sweet tobacco. The palate is soft with well-integrated tannins. A logical extension of the nose expression. An elegant wine ready for long conservation to serve with grilled lamb, or to strong cheeses.