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Italian winery south of Palermo Sizilien with about 170 hectares of vineyards, of which 13 hectares on the island Pantelleria, The vineyards are between 300 and 600 meters high in the Belice Valley in...

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The wines keep constant high level and are usually the best in their respective category in the area. Weaknesses, there is little, but can occur in difficult vintages. However, this must be balanced in good years with particularly compelling assortments so that an operation can hold the status. In most cases you can blindly buy.
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0.75 L
2016 Pantelleria DOC Passito, Ben Ryé
Translate to English Editor note: Klarer, geschliffener Duft nach teils getrockneten und kandierten Zitrusfrüchten mit floralen, zart...
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2017 Sicilia DOC Nero d'Avola, Sherazade
Up to 10.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Leicht nussiger Duft nach eher dunklen Beeren und Kirschen mit tabakigen und ganz leicht gewürzigen...
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2017 Sicilia DOC Grillo, SurSur
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Translate to English Editor note: Leicht kräuterig-pflanzlicher und floraler Duft nach Zitrusfrüchten und Melonen mit einem Hauch Exot...
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2015 Sicilia DOC, Lighea
Translate to English Editor note: Etwas hell-floraler Zitrusduft mit Kernobstnoten und floralen Nuancen. Geradlinige, schlanke Frucht,...
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2011 Sicilia IGP, Tancredi
Translate to English Editor note: Etwas animalischer, rauchig-speckiger Duft nach überwiegend dunklen Beeren mit Kirschnoten, tabakige...
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2011 Sicilia IGP, Sherazade
Translate to English Editor note: Herbe, etwas pflanzliche bis krautige Kirsch- und Beerennase mit leicht floralen und erdigen Tönen....

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Italian winery south of Palermo Sicily with about 170 hectares of vineyards, of which 13 hectares on the island Pantelleria, The vineyards are between 300 and 600 meters high in the Belice Valley in the municipality Contessa Entellina (since 1993, a DOC). It was founded in 1983 by the Rallo family, which has been growing wine since 1851, now in its fourth generation. The production, bottling and refining facilities are located in the old basements of the Rallo family in Marsala. The vineyards of Donnafugata are the historical place where the writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957) plays some parts of his famous novel "Il Gattopardo" (The Leopard). It became famous then by the filming of the substance with Burt Lancaster in the main role. The name was given by the Queen Maria Carolina of Habsburg-Lorraine (Donnafugata = fleeing woman), who fled Naples before the Napoleonic army. The winery landmark is a woman's head with waving, long hair.
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The white varieties Ansonica, Catarratto, Chardonnay, Damaschino, Grecanico, Sauvignon Blanc and Müller-Thurgau are cultivated, as well as the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d'Avola, Perricone and Syrah. In part, the vintage takes place at night under spotlight, which prevents in the cool nights during the day in the great heat soon onset of fermentation. This method is said to have been practiced by the legendary Elimi people in the fourth century BC. The DOC wines include the Barrique-aged white wine "Chiarandà del Merlo" (Ansonica and Chardonnay), the red wine "Mille e una notte" (a thousand and one night from Nero d'Avola), the red wine "Tancredi" (Nero d'Avola and Cabernet Sauvignon) and the sweet white passito "Ben Ryé" and "Kabir" (Zibibbo = Muscat d'Alexandrie) from the island of Pantelleria. Every year around 1.6 million bottles are produced, among them grappa and Marsala,

Awards of wine competitions

Year Name Wine Award
2017 Vins extremes 2017 July MOSCATO DI PANTELLERIA DOC “KABIR” 2016 Gold
Donnafugata Region: Italy Sicily
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