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"La Fuga" Chardonnay Sicilia DOC 2020

93

LM

Biologico
Da Regalare
Vino premiato
Donnafugata
Vintage: 2020
Location: Sicily
52
£ 21.50 £ 16.60 -23%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 22.13/lt.)
cod. 00858

Fruit of a fascinating night-time harvest

What: Elegant Sicilian Chardonnay
Why: For its natural freshness
Perfect with: Risottos and quiches

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

"La Fuga" Chardonnay Sicilia DOC 2020

Donnafugata
Vintage: 2020
Location: Sicily

93

Luca Maroni


£ 21.50 £ 16.60 -23%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 22.13/lt.)
cod. 00858

Fruit of a fascinating night-time harvest

What: Elegant Sicilian Chardonnay
Why: For its natural freshness
Perfect with: Risottos and quiches

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

"La Fuga" Chardonnay Sicilia DOC 2020 - Donnafugata

La Fuga, Contessa Entellina Doc Chardonnay, is the wine that comes from a night-time harvest. In fact, the grapes are harvested at night from the first ten days of August. A fascinating ceremony that perfectly represents all the care Donnafugata puts into what it does. In Sicily, the Chardonnay grapes reach perfect ripeness when the weather is very hot and, in order to prevent them from being ruined right at the time of harvesting, the alarm clock is set in the middle of the night and the grapes are harvested when dawn is still far away. The temperature, however, is much milder at that time, and the grapes arrive in the cellar still perfectly healthy and fragrant. Bright straw yellow in colour, La Fuga reveals a fragrant bouquet, with notes of tropical fruit and hints of citrus. In the mouth it is savoury and fresh thanks to a pleasant acidic streak. The next time we bring it to the table, to accompany risottos, pies or fish dishes, let us pause for a moment to mentally thank those willing harvesters who gave up more than a few hours of sleep to allow us to enjoy this very pleasant wine.

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
  • TypeStill white DOC
  • Location Sicily
  • Grapes Chardonnay
  • Sensations Bright straw yellow in colour, La Fuga 2019 offers a fragrant bouquet with notes of tropical fruit (mango) and hints of citrus (citron). In the mouth it is savoury and fresh thanks to a pleasant acidic streak.
  • Vinification Fermentation takes place in steel at a temperature of 15-16°C. This is followed by refinement in vats, on noble dregs, for five months and at least three months in the bottle before release.
  • Alcoholic strength 13% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Refrigerate no more than 24 hours before opening. Open at least 15 minutes before serving.
  • Serving temperature 14°
  • GlassRenano
  • When to drink it in 5 years
  • Pairing Fish menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain Loamy-clayey soils with sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5 to 7.9) rich in nutrients (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc) and total limestone (20 to 35%).
  • Exposure and altitude Southwest
  • Breeding method counter-espalier training with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant
  • Planting density 5000
Awarded
  • Luca Maroni 93
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