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Donnafugata grew out of the Rallo family's commitment to Sicily, always believing in the extraordinary enological potential of the land. With 150 years of tradition in producing premium wines, wine producers Giacomo Rallo and his wife, Gabriella, launched a new production project in 1983 and called it Donnafugata.

At Donnafugata, the quality and treatment of the environment is considered to be just as important in the production of wine as other factors such as the soil, the climate, the grape variety, and cultivation techniques. For this reason, Donnafugata is one of the first wineries in Italy to use solar panels for the production of electric energy, taking advantage of the bountiful Sicilian sunshine; a clean and renewable source of energy.

The Donnafugata wines are produced at three distinct grape-growing sites in western Sicily: the historic cellars in Marsala, built in 1851; the cellar at Contessa Entellina, where the company has 642 acres of vineyards planted to Ansonica, Catarratto, Nero d'Avola, Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah; and the cellar on the volcanic island of Pantelleria, where Donnafugata cultivate 104 acres of Zibibbo vineyards. To ensure the production of the highest quality wine, the winery employs the most modern and environmentally responsible viticultural practices in the vineyard.

A pronounced personality is the distinctive trait of all of the Donnafugata wines, beginning with their sensory characteristics and ending with their elaborate labels. Donnafugata is renowned for their use of native Sicilian and international varietals, perfectly balancing tradition and innovation in a quest for quality wines.
Inside Donnafugata
Notes of white flowers merge with white peach and yellow plum on a mineral background. A particularly harmonious white wine, ...
Bright straw yellow with greenish hues; this Lighea stands out for its aromatic richness; typical fruity notes of Zibibbo (orange ...
A single variety Chardonnay: complex, an ample and fragrant bouquet with evident aromas of Mediterranean herbs and yellow pulp fruit.
A versatile red, Sedara displays intense aromas of red fruits (cherry and cranberry) and notes of liquorice. Its balanced structure ...
It is of an intense ruby red color; the nose opens to ripe cherries and mulberries merging with delicate hints ...
Ruby red, complex and elegant, Tancredi offers a deep bouquet that opens with notes of red fruit and graphite combined ...
A wine of great complexity, harmony and elegance, iconic of the heroic viticulture of Pantelleria.
Donnafugata
94 Points from The Wine Advocate Issue#212, May 2014
94 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar March 2014 issue
 
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