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"Mille e Una Notte" Sicilia DOC 2018

95

LM

Biologico
Da Regalare
Vino premiato
Donnafugata
Vintage: 2018
Location: Sizilien, Contessa Entellina (PA)
13
£64,00
Format 0.75 l. (£ 85.33/lt.)
cod. 02029

The 'wine myth' of the beautiful Sicilian winery

What: From a complex blend of grapes
Why: Why it must be tasted, at least once in a lifetime
Perfect with: Rack of lamb or pappardelle with meat sauce

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
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"Mille e Una Notte" Sicilia DOC 2018

Donnafugata
Vintage: 2018
Location: Sizilien, Contessa Entellina (PA)

95

Luca Maroni


£ 64,00
Format 0.75 l. (£ 85.33/lt.)
cod. 02029

The 'wine myth' of the beautiful Sicilian winery

What: From a complex blend of grapes
Why: Why it must be tasted, at least once in a lifetime
Perfect with: Rack of lamb or pappardelle with meat sauce

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

"Mille e Una Notte" Sicilia DOC 2018 - Donnafugata

The year was 1995. In Italy, the government had been led by the Honourable Silvio Berlusconi for a few months and Juventus, after 9 years, won the Scudetto. A different era. That year, in Sicily, the first vintage of the mythical Mille e una Notte was born. It was born from the dream of Giacomo and Gabriella Rallo, founders of Donnafugata, to honour their land with a great red wine, the result of collaboration with the great Giacomo Tachis. Success was immediate and within a few years the wine became part of the Olympus of cult labels. Those that must be tasted at least once in a lifetime. It is made from a blend of Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah and other typical local grapes. Harvesting is by hand in boxes, with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard and further selection of the bunches in the cellar on the vibrating table. Vinification in stainless steel, with maceration on the skins for 14 days at a controlled temperature. After processing, the wine is aged for about a year in new French oak barriques, and at least another 24 months in the bottle. Intense ruby red in colour, it presents a complex bouquet characterised by notes of red and black berry fruit, with fresh balsamic hints, spicy hints of black pepper and delicate nuances of sweet roasting reminiscent of vanilla. In the mouth it is soft and enveloping, with great structure and ripe and refined tannins. It closes with a remarkable persistence of taste. A wine destined for very long ageing, experts are ready to swear that it can easily evolve even for 20 years, if it is well preserved. On the table it requires a decisive pairing, such as a succulent rack of lamb or pappardelle with meat sauce.

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 dry red wine DOC
  • Location Sizilien
  • Grapes Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah e altre uve
  • Sensations Intense ruby red in colour, Mille e Una Notte 2018 presents a complex bouquet characterised by notes of red (cherry) and black (blackberry) berries, fresh balsamic hints (eucalyptus), spicy hints of black pepper and delicate nuances of sweet roasting reminiscent of vanilla. In the mouth it is soft and enveloping, with great structure and ripe and refined tannins. It closes with a remarkable taste persistence.
  • Vinification On receipt in the cellar, further selection of the bunches of grapes on the vibrating table and subsequent selection of the berries using a state-of-the-art de-stemmer, capable of discarding the green and overripe ones. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with maceration on the skins for about 14 days at a temperature of 28°C -30°C. Maturation for 13-14 months in new French oak barriques and at least 24 months in the bottle.
  • Alcoholic strength 14% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Do not refrigerate. Open at least 15 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 18 grades
  • GlassGran Balon / Borgogna
  • When to drink it Ageing wine
  • Pairing Meat menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain Sub-alkaline-reacting loamy-clayey soils (pH 7.5 to 7.9) rich in nutrients (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc) and total limestone from 20 to 35%. Altitude 200 to 400 m above sea level, hilly terrain.
  • Exposure and altitude Southwest
  • Breeding method Breeding in counter-espalier with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 buds per plant.
  • Planting density 5500
Awarded
  • Luca Maroni 95
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