Donnafugata Chiarandà Contessa Entellina Dop 2009
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
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
Bright ruby red and a floral nose. Earthy with hints of cherry and licorice . Spicy finish that lingers. Very enjoyable .
Vinho frutado muito bom. Recomendo.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Donnafugata Chiarandà Contessa Entellina Dop
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Notes: Aging in stainless steel vats and then two months in bottle
|Alcohol: 13.15%||pH: 3.30|
|Sugar: 3.8 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter|