Donnafugata Chardonnay Blend Contessa Entellina Chiarandà 2008

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The Chardonnay is harvested at night in August and the Ansonica is picked in September. They are vinified separately. The must, obtained by soft pressing, is fermented at controlled temperatures and matured ‘sur lies’ for 5-6 months, half in small cement tanks and half in French oak (barriques and tonneaux of Burgundy). Aged in bottles for at least 24 months before its release to the market

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Donnafugata:
Donnafugata grew out of the commitment of a family in Sicily that has always believed in the extraordinary enological potential of its land and has 150 years of experience in producing premium wines. Convinced that it is always necessary to be open to change in order to grow and improve, Giacomo Rallo and his wife, Gabriella, launched a new production project in 1983: Donnafugata. Their adventu... Read more
Donnafugata grew out of the commitment of a family in Sicily that has always believed in the extraordinary enological potential of its land and has 150 years of experience in producing premium wines. Convinced that it is always necessary to be open to change in order to grow and improve, Giacomo Rallo and his wife, Gabriella, launched a new production project in 1983: Donnafugata. Their adventure took wing from the family’s historic cellars in Marsala and the vineyards at Contessa Entellina in the heart of western Sicily and soared as far as the island of Pantelleria. Their children, José and Antonio, joined them and the house accelerated its march along the path of Extreme Quality: a project that focused on attention to detail, which clears the way for entrepreneurial decisions that ever more advanced objectives. As for the future, the young Gabriella and Ferdinando are already being “fully immersed” in the family’s activities Read less
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2.50 5
01/16/2011

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Donnafugata Chardonnay Blend Contessa Entellina Chiarandà

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

winemaker's notes: The label displays the face of a woman, mysterious and fleeting, like the Elymian civilization. Anthilia is the name, given in the Roman period, to the city of Entella on the crest


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WS 89pts WA 88pts - Donnafugata's Sedara is one of those great wines we love to talk about. The wine is predominately Nero D'Avola with a bit of Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah rounding out the blend. Wine Spectator rated this wine 89, and Wine Advocate gave it 88 points stating, "It is a gorgeous wine best suited to near-term drinking." Ripe fruit and spice makes this a great choice for the dinner table.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
06/24/2010

winemaker's notes: The label displays the face of a woman, mysterious and fleeting, like the Elymian civilization. Anthilia is the name, given in the Roman period, to the city of Entella on the crest of the Rocca. Anthilia is also the name of a wine that is identified with the ancient territory where it originates. It is the first wine to have been conceived at Donnafugata and it remains today a special favorite of many admirers. The wine shows a precise personality of fruity and floral sensations, round and elegant.


External Review
04/21/2010

Anthilia ein fruchtiger weißer Individualist aus Ansonica und Catarratto, rund und elegant. Im Bouquet Noten von gelben Pfirsichen, Pflaumen und Anklänge an Blumen der mediterranen Macchia. Am Gaumen verschmelzen Würze und Weichheit zu einem angenehmen, schmeichelnden Unisono.



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: A wine with personality and elegance, it combines power and softness. Aromas of ripe yellow fruit, especially apples, and notes of peaches and vanilla fused with peanut butter. The flavour is round and mouth-filling. An imposing structure with a perfect balance of acidity and flavour. Excellent ageing potential

The Chardonnay is harvested at night in August and the Ansonica is picked in September. They are vinified separately. The must, obtained by soft pressing, is fermented at controlled temperatures and matured ‘sur lies’ for 5-6 months, half in small cement tanks and half in French oak (barriques and tonneaux of Burgundy). Aged in bottles for at least 24 months before its release to the market

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Dietary Information: All-Natural, Certified Sustainable

30.000 produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: Partyially matured in oak (Burgundy barriques and tonneaux) for 6 months on its noble lees, partially in small cement vats; finally it is fined 24 months in bottle

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.30
Sugar: 2 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.0 grams per liter

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