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"Ben Ryé" Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2019

Format 37.5cl
99

LM

Biologico
Da Regalare
Vino premiato
Donnafugata
Vintage: 2019
Location: Sicily, Isola di Pantelleria
12
£47,95
Format 0.75 l. (£ 63.93/lt.)
cod. 02710

Elegant Passito di Pantelleria DOC

What: From Zibibbo grapes dried in the sun.
Why: For its proverbial freshness
Perfect with: Sicilian sweets, spicy dishes and desserts

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
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"Ben Ryé" Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2019

Format 37.5cl
Donnafugata
Vintage: 2019
Location: Sicily, Isola di Pantelleria

99

Luca Maroni


£ 47,95
Format 0.75 l. (£ 63.93/lt.)
cod. 02710

Elegant Passito di Pantelleria DOC

What: From Zibibbo grapes dried in the sun.
Why: For its proverbial freshness
Perfect with: Sicilian sweets, spicy dishes and desserts

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

"Ben Ryé" Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2019 - Donnafugata

Sometimes the word is enough: Ben Ryé. Anyone who pays the slightest attention to Italian wine knows that this is the name of the sweet Sicilian wine that is among the most appreciated in the world. It is a very elegant Passito di Pantelleria DOC, proposed by the Donnafugata winery. It comes from a careful processing of Zibibbo grapes dried under the island sun, and then fermented in steel at controlled temperature. To the fermenting must, produced from fresh grapes, are added, on several occasions, hand-picked and selected sultanas. During maceration, the sultanas release their extraordinary heritage of sweetness, freshness and very personal aromaticity. This is followed by a phase of refinement in tanks for about 8 months and at least another 12 months in the bottle, before being marketed. Ben Ryé is golden in colour, with luminous amber highlights. The bouquet is very intense, with notes of sultanas, apricots and candied orange peel. It is easy to distinguish, then, the delicate hints of Mediterranean scrub. In the mouth it reveals a proverbial and extraordinary freshness that perfectly balances the remarkable sweetness. Here, too, we find the same pleasant sensations of dried Zibibbo grapes, fruity sensations, aromatic herbs and honey. It is excellent when paired with spicy and sweet dishes, and goes well with caramelised duck, blue cheeses and foie gras. But it was born to exalt good Sicilian desserts or to accompany the more reflective in long and pleasant evenings of meditation.

There are companies that every wine lover thinks he knows everything about. Simply because they have always represented the world of Italian wine. Among these, there is no doubt that a special place is occupied by Donnafugata. A winery that for many is synonymous with Sicily and quality wine. A historic brand owned by the Rallo family, Donnafugata produces wines in different areas of Sicily. From east to west, from Trapani to Mount Etna, there is no wine-producing area in Sicily where Donnafugata does not have a vineyard. What few people know, however, is that the name Donnafugata is due to Gabriella Rallo, the wife of the founder and mother of the two enterprising managers of the company today. Gabriella Anca Rallo, a courageous woman with a flair for innovation, was a pioneer of quality viticulture in Sicily. She is the real "donnafugata" (woman on the run) who abandoned her job as a teacher to take care of the Contessa Entellina vineyards full-time. One of the first women in Sicily to produce wine, in a sector typically dominated by men. A true pioneer of quality wine-growing by women. All that remains, therefore, is to say thank you to Gabriella. For being so brave and for inspiring all this. Cheers!

Technical Data Sheet

CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeSweet White DOC
  • Location Sicily
  • Grapes Zibibbo
  • Sensations Ben Ryé has a golden colour with luminous amber highlights. It has a very intense bouquet in which the notes linked to sultanas stand out: apricot and candied orange peel. It also has delicate hints of Mediterranean scrub. On the palate it offers its proverbial and extraordinary freshness that balances the sweetness. The typical taste of dried Zibibbo is complemented by countless other fruity sensations of herbs and honey. Its complexity is enriched by mineral notes and a very long persistence.
  • Vinification On receipt in the cellar, further selection of the grapes on the vibrating table before soft pressing. Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, the hand-picked and selected sultanas are added to the fermenting must on several occasions. During maceration the sultanas release their extraordinary sweetness, freshness and very personal aromaticity. The vinification process (fermentation and maceration) lasts over a month. Refinement: in tank for 8 months and at least 12 months in bottle before being sold.
  • Alcoholic strength 14.30% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Do not refrigerate. Open at least one hour before serving.
  • Serving temperature 16°
  • GlassSmall tulip / Sauternes
  • When to drink it Ageing wine
  • Pairing End of meal
VINEYARD
  • Terrain Orography: complex, typically volcanic, with land cultivated mainly on terraces. Soils: sandy of lava origin with a sub-acid or neutral reaction, deep and fertile, well endowed with minerals.
  • Exposure and altitude Southwest
  • Breeding method The vines are cultivated in basins using the low Pantellerian alberello system. Pantelleria's bush-trained vine has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a "creative and sustainable" practice.
  • Planting density 2500
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  • Luca Maroni 99
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