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Donnafugata Chiarandà Contessa Entellina Dop 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

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

Member Reviews for Donnafugata Chiarandà Contessa Entellina Dop

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Snooth User: Austinista
951428724
2.00 5
Vintage: 2012 04/06/2014

Two glasses


Snooth User: shsim
10326661,294
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/23/2012

This is the last name of Angelica from the book-made-into-movie The leopard (More accurately The Serval) by G. Tomasi di Lampedusa. This light-medium bodied wine is young, reflecting the character from the literature. Toasty and juicy, this wine had hints of spice with dark fruitiness. Well balanced with soft tannins and good acidity, it definitely needs more time and has plenty of potential. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/donnafugata.html


Snooth User: sammy2co
1274757409
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/10/2014

Bright ruby red and a floral nose. Earthy with hints of cherry and licorice . Spicy finish that lingers. Very enjoyable .


Snooth User: ClodoaldoAju
7018198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/05/2011

Vinho frutado muito bom. Recomendo.


Snooth User: Rich Tomko
1034442,865
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/15/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: rmcunningham
336868552
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2011

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Donnafugata Chiarandà Contessa Entellina Dop

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2006 10/06/2009

Named Europe's Best Value by the Wine Spectator. The ruby-red color is rounded out by lively garnet reflections. The impact on the nose is intense with sensations of tobacco spices and mineral notes. In the mouth the wine is balanced with fruity flavors mainly blackberries and cherries. Persistent finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe ruby-red color is rounded out by lively garnet reflections. The impact on the nose is intense with sensations of tobacco, spices and mineral notes. In the mouth, the wine is balanced with fruity flavors, mainly blackberries and cherries. Persistent finish.



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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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