Donnafugata Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso 2016 | 92 Point Sicilian Red Gem
Light ruby red, Donnafugata Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso 2016 offers an elegant bouquet. Starting with notes of wild berries (strawberry and red currant) and flowery scents. Then adding delicate spicy nuances of cinnamon and nutmeg. While perfect harmony between aroma and taste delivers freshness and a long balanced finish.
Donnafugata Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso 2016 delivers perfection with Mediterranean antipasti and first courses based on eggplant or mushrooms, meat, and roast stew. Pairing options are numerous: from North-American cuisine (chicken wings, hamburgers) to moderate spicy Asian dishes (beef stir-fried, dumplings) to fusion cuisine like Tex-Mex based on meat and beans.
A goddess-volcano stands out on the label. While its intense colors, red, yellows, iridescent blacks, are those of the highest active volcano in Europe. An ancient, powerful and feminine deity: “the Mountain” as Etna is called by the locals. “Sul Vulcano” is a declaration of love. Most of all, pure wine, fragrant and elegant. While letting you breathe the energy of this unique place located in the center of the Mediterranean.
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So the name Donnafugata refers to the novel by Tomasi di Lampedusa entitled Il Gattopardo (The Leopard). Hence, a name that means “donna in fuga” (woman in flight). And referring to the story of a queen who found refuge in the part of Sicily where the company’s vineyards are located today. From an adventure that inspired the corporate logo. While the image of a woman’s head with windblown hair that dominates every bottle. Yet, Donnafugata labels are also works of art created or inspired by Gabriella Rallo. As are the names of the wines, an homage to art and literature.
Sustainable & Organic Vineyards
Donnafugata pursues grape sustainability and excellence. Starting with the use of green manure, organic fertilization, emergency irrigation and cluster thinning. In addition, rationalizing the use of natural resources such as soil, water, air, and energy. Now adopting good vineyard management practices (Good Agricultural Practices, GAP). So these are an indispensable instrument for the production of healthy and perfectly ripe grapes, minimizing environmental impact.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||JS92 point Sicilian Organic & Sustainable Gem | From Donnafugata Wine Family around for 165+ Years | ‘Donnfuhgetaboutit” | Donnafugata Sul Vulcano Etna Rosso 2016 delivers perfection with Mediterranean antipasti and first courses based on eggplant or mushrooms, meat and roast stew. Pairing options are numerous|
|Why now?||Availability | On sale now|
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|What is it?||Red Wine from Sicily|
|What’s in it?||Nerello Mascalese | ABV 13.5%|
|When to drink?||Now-2025+|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Those who like to try something new & great|
|Occasion||Weeknight Dinners & Weekend Intimate Gatherings|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+|