Donnafugata Chiarandà Contessa Entellina Dop 2009

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The grapes are harvested at night in August. 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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Snooth User: dwrusch
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4.50 5
02/06/2012

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Donnafugata Chiarandà Contessa Entellina Dop

External Review
10/13/2010

Anthilia ein fruchtiger weißer Individualist aus Ansonica und Catarratto, rund und elegant. Schöne, gelbe Farbe. 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.Feine Säure, aromatisch, ausladend, breit, mundfüllend frisch mit angenehmem, fruchtigem Nachhall.


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10/12/2011

Ein imposanter Rotwein, klassisch gekeltert mit entrappten Trauben. Der volle, nachhaltige Duft erinnert an rohes Obst. Harmonisch im Geschmack. Rubinrot mit lebhaften granatfarbenen Reflexen. Im intensiven olfaktorischen Ansatz Akzente von Tabak, Gewürzen und mineralische Noten. Das ausgewogene, von roten Früchten geprägte Geschmacksbild beeindruckt am Gaumen mit Brombeer- und Weichseltönen und klingt in einem Finale von guter Länge aus.



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Tasting Notes:

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 grapes are harvested at night in August. 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

840.000 produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: Aging in stainless steel vats and then two months in bottle

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.15% pH: 3.30
Sugar: 3.8 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter

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