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Donnafugata

Sicily (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 14
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Angheli 2002 Angheli 2002
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Floramundi 2017 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Floramundi 2017
Contessa Entellina Chardonnay La Fuga 2004 Contessa Entellina Chardonnay La Fuga 2004
Contessa Entellina Chiarandà 2002 Contessa Entellina Chiarandà 2002
Contessa Entellina Tancredi 2001 Contessa Entellina Tancredi 2001
Contessa Entellina Vigna di Gabri 2003 Contessa Entellina Vigna di Gabri 2003
Contessa Entellina Vigna di Gabri 2004 Contessa Entellina Vigna di Gabri 2004
Etna Rosso Fragore 2016 Etna Rosso Fragore 2016
Etna Rosso Sul Vulcano 2017 Etna Rosso Sul Vulcano 2017
Lighea 2004 Lighea 2004
Moscato di Pantelleria Ben Ryé 2003 Moscato di Pantelleria Ben Ryé 2003
Sicilia Bianco Vigna di Gabri 2018 Sicilia Bianco Vigna di Gabri 2018
Sicilia Lucido Prio 2019 Sicilia Lucido Prio 2019
Vittoria Frappato Bell'Assai 2018 Vittoria Frappato Bell'Assai 2018



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  Angheli 2002, Donnafugata (Italy)

Angheli 2002

Donnafugata (Italy)

(Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (50%), Merlot (50%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Sicily) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of plum, black cherry and dried violet followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, cocoa, mace and menthol. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of blackberry, plum and black cherry. A well made wine. Angheli ages for 12 months in barrique followed by at least 4 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Stewed and braised meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 25, December 2004



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  Cerasuolo di Vittoria Floramundi 2017, Donnafugata (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Floramundi 2017

Donnafugata (Italy)

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Nero d'Avola, Frappato
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of plum, blackberry and black cherry followed by aromas of raspberry, strawberry, violet, blueberry, pomegranate, carob and back pepper.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of plum, blackberry and black cherry.

8 months in steel tanks, at least 7 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Roasted white meat, Roasted fish

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

November 2020



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  Contessa Entellina Chardonnay La Fuga 2004, Donnafugata (Italy)  

Contessa Entellina Chardonnay La Fuga 2004

Donnafugata (Italy)

Contessa Entellina (Sicily)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Contessa Entellina (Sicily) This wine shows an intense golden yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum, apple and pineapple followed by aromas of banana, hawthorn, mineral and toasted. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, apple and pineapple. This wine ages for at least 3 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta, Fish soups, Broiled fish, Stewed fish

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

May 2005



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  Contessa Entellina Chiarandà 2002, Donnafugata (Italy)

Contessa Entellina Chiarandà 2002

Donnafugata (Italy)

Contessa Entellina (Sicily)
Chardonnay (50%), Ansonica (50%)
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Contessa Entellina (Sicily) This wine shows a pale golden yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of plum and vanilla followed by aromas of banana, hawthorn, toffee, orange, almond, quince jam, apple, honey and ripe peach. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however well balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, plum and almond. A well made wine. Chiarandà ages for 6 months in barrique followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted fish, Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Roasted white meat, Stewed fish

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 25, December 2004



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  Contessa Entellina Tancredi 2001, Donnafugata (Italy)

Contessa Entellina Tancredi 2001

Donnafugata (Italy)

Contessa Entellina (Sicily)
Nero d'Avola (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Contessa Entellina (Sicily) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of purple red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of blackberry, violet, tobacco, licorice, vanilla and hints of black pepper. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, blueberry and plum. This wine ages for 14 months in barrique followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Stewed and braised meat, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 20, June 2004



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  Contessa Entellina Vigna di Gabri 2003, Donnafugata (Italy)  

Contessa Entellina Vigna di Gabri 2003

Donnafugata (Italy)

Contessa Entellina (Sicily)
Ansonica (Inzolia)
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Contessa Entellina (Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum, pear and vanilla followed by aromas of hawthorn, apple, grapefruit, banana and hints of butter, praline and almond. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing roundness, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of banana, plum and almond. A small part of this wine ferments in barrique and ages for 4 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Stuffed pasta, Roasted fish, Mushrooms and fish soups, Pasta with vegetables, Sauteed white meat

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

Issue 23, October 2004



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  Contessa Entellina Vigna di Gabri 2004, Donnafugata (Italy)  

Contessa Entellina Vigna di Gabri 2004

Donnafugata (Italy)

Contessa Entellina (Sicily)
Inzolia
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Contessa Entellina (Sicily) This wine shows a brilliant golden yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of pear, apple and plum followed by aromas of banana, hawthorn, vanilla and hints of coffee. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, apple and banana. Part of the must used for the production of Vigna di Gabri ferments in barrique. The wine ages for at least 4 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta, Pasta with mushrooms, Broiled fish, Roasted fish, Sauteed white meat

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

Issue 31, June 2005



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  Etna Rosso Fragore 2016, Donnafugata (Italy)

Etna Rosso Fragore 2016

Donnafugata (Italy)

Etna (Sicily)
Nerello Mascalese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧✧

Etna (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of cherry, plum and dried rose followed by aromas of dried violet, pomegranate, raspberry, carob, cinnamon, chocolate, tobacco, licorice, leather, mace, flint, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Very persistent finish with long flavors of cherry, plum and pomegranate.

14 months in barrique, at least 10 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Stuffed pasta with meat and mushrooms, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

November 2020



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  Etna Rosso Sul Vulcano 2017, Donnafugata (Italy)

Etna Rosso Sul Vulcano 2017

Donnafugata (Italy)

Etna (Sicily)
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Etna (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, raspberry and plum followed by aromas of strawberry, rose, blueberry, chocolate, tobacco, graphite, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, raspberry and plum.

14 months part in steel tanks and part in barrique, at least 7 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14%

Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Sauteed meat, Roasted white meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

November 2020



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  Lighea 2004, Donnafugata (Italy)  

Lighea 2004

Donnafugata (Italy)

(Sicily)
Ansonica (Inzolia) (30%), Catarratto (30%), Zibibbo (40%)
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧

(Sicily) This wine shows a brilliant straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of litchi, peach and pear followed by aromas of jasmine, medlar, broom and apple. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of pear, litchi and peach. Lighea ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with mushrooms and vegetables, Sauteed fish

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

May 2005



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  Moscato di Pantelleria Ben Ryé 2003, Donnafugata (Italy)

Moscato di Pantelleria Ben Ryé 2003

Donnafugata (Italy)

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily)
Moscato d'Alessandria (Zibibbo)
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily) This Moscato di Pantelleria shows an intense amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of raisin, dried fig and candied fruit followed by aromas of apricot jam, peach jam, date, almond, litchi, lavender, citrus fruit peel and honey. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, dried fig, date and honey. A well made wine. Ben Ryé ages for at least 4 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Dried fruit and almond tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

Issue 31, June 2005



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  Sicilia Bianco Vigna di Gabri 2018, Donnafugata (Italy)

Sicilia Bianco Vigna di Gabri 2018

Donnafugata (Italy)

(Sicily)
Ansonica, Catarratto Bianco Lucido, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Sicily)
Intense straw yellow and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, grapefruit and plum followed by aromas of pear, banana, acacia, hawthorn, linden, flint and hints of vanilla.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, grapefruit and plum.

7 months part in steel tanks and part in barrique, 5 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13%

Pasta with fish, Sauteed white meat, Stewed fish, Legume soups, Dairy products

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 11 °C
(51 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

November 2020



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  Sicilia Lucido Prio 2019, Donnafugata (Italy)

Sicilia Lucido Prio 2019

Donnafugata (Italy)

(Sicily)
Catarratto Bianco Lucido
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Sicily)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, peach and citron followed by aromas of hawthorn, grapefruit, broom, pear, pineapple, plum and elder flower.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, peach and citron.

2 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Risotto with fish and vegetables, Sauteed fish, Fried fish, Sauteed crustaceans

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

November 2020



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  Vittoria Frappato Bell'Assai 2018, Donnafugata (Italy)

Vittoria Frappato Bell'Assai 2018

Donnafugata (Italy)

Vittoria (Sicily)
Frappato
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Vittoria (Sicily)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, raspberry and strawberry followed by aromas of violet, rose, plum, cyclamen, blueberry and black pepper.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry.

4 months in steel tanks, 3 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat and mushrooms, Fish soups, Sauteed meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

November 2020


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