Donnafugata SurSur

Sicilia DOC, Sicilia

Tasting Notes

Brilliant straw yellow, SurSur 2016 offers a fresh bouquet with fruity notes of white peaches combined with scents of elderflower and rosemary. A soft palate, the fruity notes return combined with pleasant freshness.

This wine matches perfectly with seafood appetizers, vegetarian first courses and roast fish.

  • GRAPES: Grillo
  • PRODUCTION ZONE: south-west Sicily, Contessa Entellina estate and neighboring areas and in the hilly hinterland between Marsala and Salemi ( Baiata, Alfaraggio, Pioppo district).
  • TERRAINS: altitude from 200 to 600 m a.m.s.l. (656- 1,312 ft); hilly orography; clay loam soils with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5 to 7.9) rich in nutritive elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc) and total limestone from 20 to 35%.
  • VINEYARD: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant. Density 4,500 - 6,000 plants/hectare (1,822-2,429 an acre), with yields of 7.5 - 8.5 tons/ha (3.0 - 3.4 tons/acres). VINTAGE 2016: The 2016 vintage was characterized by a fairly balanced climatic trend, marked by a mild spring and a summer without excessive peaks of heat, allowing the vineyard to continue the vegetative cycle in a balanced way. Overall, from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016, 590 mm of rainfall was recorded, a slightly lower figure compared to seasonal averages. Careful vineyard management allowed us to bring into the winery healthy and well-ripened grapes, a premise of quality, long-lived wines.
  • HARVESTING: The Grillo for the production of SurSur was harvested during the second and third week of September.
  • VINIFICATION: Fermentation: in stainless steel, at a temperature of 14-16°C (57-61° F). Aging in tanks for two months and then at least three months in bottle before release.
  • ANALYSIS DATA: alcohol 12.73 % - total acidity 5.2 g/l - pH 3.20

Tasting Notes

Brilliant straw yellow, on the nose SurSur 2015 offers notes of white flesh fruit, especially peach, combined with intriguing scents of wild flowers and cut grass. The palate is soft and fragrant and offers a perfect harmony between aroma and taste.

It matches perfectly with seafood appetizers, vegetarian first courses and roast fish.

  • GRAPES: Grillo
  • PRODUCTION ZONE: south-west Sicily, Contessa Entellina estate and neighboring areas.
  • TERRAINS: altitude from 200 to 600 m a.m.s.l. (656- 1,312 ft); hilly orography; clay loam soils with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5 to 7.9) rich in nutritive elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc) and total limestone from 20 to 35%.
  • VINEYARD: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant. Density 4,500 - 6,000 plants/hectare (1,822-2,429 an acre), with yields of about 8.5 tons/ha (3.4 tons/acres); 1.7 kg per plant.
  • VINTAGE 2015: Up to the end of June, the 2015 vintage was characterized by a climatic trend that was cooler and rainier than seasonal averages. Overall, from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015, rainfall reached 763 mm compared to the 656 average of the last 10 years. In July the maximum temperatures recorded were higher than the average values for the period which favored the ripening process of the grapes. The considerable temperature fluctuations between day and night favored the concentration of aromatic precursors in the grapes.
  • HARVESTING: The Grillo for the production of SurSur was harvested during the second and third week of September.
  • VINIFICATION: Fermentation: in stainless steel, at a temperature of 14-16°C (57-61° F). Aging in tanks for two months and then at least three months in bottle before release.
  • ANALYSIS DATA: alcohol 12.73 % ABV - total acidity 5.6 g/l - pH 3.22

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2015 Donnafugata SurSur – Tasting Notes

2016 Donnafugata SurSur – Tasting notes

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Donnafugata SurSur – Non Vintage – Bottle

Donnafugata SurSur – Non Vintage – Label