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Donnafugata Tancredi Contessa Entellina DOC Rosso 2006

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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. If you remember Alain Delon in the famous film that Luchino Visconti made from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's Il Gattopardo, you will see that this wine reflects the elegance and ambition of that "revolutionary." The label refers to the wineries at Contessa Entellina but they are placed on a cloud as in a mirage. "Viaggio a Donnafugata," composed by Nino Rota for Visconti. The Cabernet gives the Nero d'Avola a touch of mint, enriching its substantial supply of scents. There are notes of liquorice, cacao, cherries and bilberries against a sweetish background. The flavours are well-structured, full, absorbing and remarkably persistent.

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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: Baffetto de Roma
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4.00 5
02/15/2012

Deep fruity bouquet, rich flavour, charming fruitiness and with strong but well tamed tannins.


Snooth User: joeycristo
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4.50 5
10/24/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Donnafugata Tancredi Contessa Entellina DOC Rosso

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Warm und samtweich mit ausgeglichener Tanninstruktur. Im Duft breit mit Eindrücken von Brombeeren, Waldbeeren und Kirschen, in harmonischer Kombination mit Vanilledüften, Gewürzen und Tabak wegen der Verfeinerung in Holzfässern. Rubinrot mit granatfarbenen Reflexen.



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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. If you remember Alain Delon in the famous film that Luchino Visconti made from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's Il Gattopardo, you will see that this wine reflects the elegance and ambition of that "revolutionary." The label refers to the wineries at Contessa Entellina but they are placed on a cloud as in a mirage. "Viaggio a Donnafugata," composed by Nino Rota for Visconti. The Cabernet gives the Nero d'Avola a touch of mint, enriching its substantial supply of scents. There are notes of liquorice, cacao, cherries and bilberries against a sweetish background. The flavours are well-structured, full, absorbing and remarkably persistent.

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