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Donnafugata Kabir Moscato di Pantelleria DOC 2009

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The Rallo family have been involved in wine production in Marsala for over 150 years, but were one of the first families to move into the production of high quality table wine when sales of Marsala started to decline. They have two estates in Sicily: 260 hectares at Contessa Entellina in the hills east of Marsala; and 68 hectares on the island of Pantelleria. Their winery in Marsala is ultra modern, and serves to preserve the flavours obtained in the vineyard. One of the most exciting aspects of Donnafugata is their commitment to Pantelleria, a small, windswept island - famous for its Moscato - that is closer to the coast of North Africa than it is to Sicily. The wine name is derived from the Arabic term "The Great," because the wine is made in the shadow of the imposing Ben Ryé and because this extremely delicate Moscato constantly surprises and enchants. ‘Kabir’ is made using 100% Zibibbo (Moscato d'Alessandria) grapes. The vines are trained in an extremely low bush typical of Pantelleria and pruned short. The density of plants is approximately 2,500 vines per hectare on volcanic terrain rich in minerals. This is an elegant wine which offers a clean, balanced bouquet with scents of melons, orange peel, roses and honey that assures a satisfying impact on the nose. Moderately sweet, fresh flavour with low alcohol for a sweet wine.

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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: Natalia Bidasyuk
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4.50 5
01/25/2013

wine sampling jan 24, 2013. vintage 2010. alc. 11.7, sug. 118 g/l, 89 points, aroma: sweet citrus plants, sweet melon, honey > strawberry with cream. VERY GOOD, superb Колір: яскраво-золотистий з бурштиновими відтінками Аромат/букет: цитрусовий з квітковими нотками Смак: свіжий, добре збалансований



The Rallo family have been involved in wine production in Marsala for over 150 years, but were one of the first families to move into the production of high quality table wine when sales of Marsala started to decline. They have two estates in Sicily: 260 hectares at Contessa Entellina in the hills east of Marsala; and 68 hectares on the island of Pantelleria. Their winery in Marsala is ultra modern, and serves to preserve the flavours obtained in the vineyard. One of the most exciting aspects of Donnafugata is their commitment to Pantelleria, a small, windswept island - famous for its Moscato - that is closer to the coast of North Africa than it is to Sicily. The wine name is derived from the Arabic term "The Great," because the wine is made in the shadow of the imposing Ben Ryé and because this extremely delicate Moscato constantly surprises and enchants. ‘Kabir’ is made using 100% Zibibbo (Moscato d'Alessandria) grapes. The vines are trained in an extremely low bush typical of Pantelleria and pruned short. The density of plants is approximately 2,500 vines per hectare on volcanic terrain rich in minerals. This is an elegant wine which offers a clean, balanced bouquet with scents of melons, orange peel, roses and honey that assures a satisfying impact on the nose. Moderately sweet, fresh flavour with low alcohol for a sweet wine.

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35.000 produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: In stainless steel vats for some months and 4 months in bottle

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 11.64% pH: 3.36
Sugar: 117 grams per liter Total Acidity: 7.5 grams per liter

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