Donnafugata Rosa Dolce&Gabbana

Sicilia DOC, Sicilia

Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata, extraordinary ambassadors of Sicilian culture. When you desire creativity and craftsmanship.

ROSA is the rosè wine that stands out for its elegant fragrance and minerality; deriving from the partnership between Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata, it is the perfect ambassador of two Made in Italy excellences, united by their unconditional love for Sicily, passion for work and attention to detail.

A dialogue with creativity: Dolce&Gabbana, fascinated by this unmistakable colour, strongly desired the production of a rosé, and the name ROSA was chosen to emphasize its unique personality. And just as Donnafugata has created a new blend of two Sicilian grape varieties, so Dolce&Gabbana's creativity has taken up the challenge of telling the story of this prestigious wine, overseeing its coordinated image: the immediately recognizable graphics of the materials draw inspiration from the iconic Sicilian cart, which represents the island’s craftsmanship, culture, and tradition the world over.

Tasting Notes

Bright pale pink in colour, it has an elegant bouquet of jasmine and rose petals, with delicate fruity notes of currant and bergamot. It has a very pleasant fragrance and minerality, it stands out for its finesse and persistence.

Perfect for aperitifs, raw fish, vegetarian dishes, and delicate meats. Excellent at 10-12° C.

In the Contessa Entellina estate, in the heart of western Sicily, the 2021 vintage was characterized by a precipitation concentration in winter meanwhile spring was dry; thanks to the careful management of the vineyard Nocera reached proper maturity and was harvested on 15th of August.

The climatic trend was regular also for the vineyards of Mt. Etna that are located between Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia at 700-750m a.s.l; excellent quality of Nerello Mascalese grapes that were harvested between 16th and 9th October.

Upon arrival in the cellars, the clusters were transferred to a vibrating table for manual sorting; only the perfectly intact grapes were destemmed and delicately crushed; the cold maceration of the grapes in the must lasted 6-12 hours permitting to obtain the best extraction from the skins of all the aromatic precursors as well as the colour that distinguishes this rosé. Once fermentation was completed, the Nerello Mascalese and Nocera were finally blended, followed by two months of ageing in vats and at least 3 months of ageing in the bottle before release.

Varietals: Nerello Mascalese and Nocera
Alcohol by Vol: 12.34%
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l
pH: 3.20

ROSA is the fruit of an original blend of two red grape varieties, among the most representative of Sicilian viticulture: Nerello Mascalese and Nocera.

Nerello Mascalese which is grown on volcanic soils, expresses minerality and a refined floral component. It lends itself very well to the production of rosé wines.

Nocera is an ancient almost forgotten variety with a prestigious past. After years of experimentation Donnafugata planted it in its hillside vineyards. Here Nocera reaches an ideal sugar maturation with a high level of acidity; it gives birth to a wine with a captivating fruity bouquet.

Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata, extraordinary ambassadors of Sicilian culture. When you desire creativity and craftsmanship.

ROSA is the rosè wine that stands out for its elegant fragrance and minerality; deriving from the partnership between Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata, it is the perfect ambassador of two Made in Italy excellences, united by their unconditional love for Sicily, passion for work and attention to detail.

A dialogue with creativity: Dolce&Gabbana, fascinated by this unmistakable colour, strongly desired the production of a rosé, and the name ROSA was chosen to emphasize its unique personality. And just as Donnafugata has created a new blend of two Sicilian grape varieties, so Dolce&Gabbana's creativity has taken up the challenge of telling the story of this prestigious wine, overseeing its coordinated image: the immediately recognizable graphics of the materials draw inspiration from the iconic Sicilian cart, which represents the island’s craftsmanship, culture, and tradition the world over.

Tasting Notes

Bright pale pink in colour, it has an elegant bouquet of jasmine and rose petals, with delicate fruity notes of currant and bergamot. It has a very pleasant fragrance and minerality, it stands out for its finesse and persistence.

Perfect for aperitifs, raw fish, vegetarian dishes, and delicate meats. Excellent at 10-12° C.

In the Contessa Entellina estate, in the heart of western Sicily, the 2020 vintage was characterized by a regular climatic trend; compared to the average of the last few years the production was slightly lower and the harvest took place 5-10 days early; thanks to the careful management of the vineyard Nocera reached proper maturity and was harvested on 22nd of August.

The climatic trend was regular also for the vineyards of Mt. Etna that are located between Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia at 700-750m a.s.l; excellent quality of Nerello Mascalese grapes that were harvested between 1st and 9th October.

ROSA is the fruit of an original blend of two red grape varieties, among the most representative of Sicilian viticulture: Nerello Mascalese and Nocera.

Nerello Mascalese which is grown on volcanic soils, expresses minerality and a refined floral component. It lends itself very well to the production of rosé wines.

Nocera is an ancient almost forgotten variety with a prestigious past. After years of experimentation Donnafugata planted it in its hillside vineyards. Here Nocera reaches an ideal sugar maturation with a high level of acidity; it gives birth to a wine with a captivating fruity bouquet.

Varietals: Nerello Mascalese and Nocera
Alcohol by Vol: 12.38%
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/l
pH: 3.26.

Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata, extraordinary ambassadors of Sicilian culture. When you desire creativity and craftsmanship.

ROSA is the rosè wine that stands out for its elegant fragrance and minerality; deriving from the partnership between Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata, it is the perfect ambassador of two Made in Italy excellences, united by their unconditional love for Sicily, passion for work and attention to detail.

A dialogue with creativity: Dolce&Gabbana, fascinated by this unmistakable colour, strongly desired the production of a rosé, and the name ROSA was chosen to emphasize its unique personality. And just as Donnafugata has created a new blend of two Sicilian grape varieties, so Dolce&Gabbana's creativity has taken up the challenge of telling the story of this prestigious wine, overseeing its coordinated image: the immediately recognizable graphics of the materials draw inspiration from the iconic Sicilian cart, which represents the island’s craftsmanship, culture, and tradition the world over.

Tasting Notes

Bright pale pink in colour, it has an elegant bouquet of jasmine and rose petals, with delicate fruity notes of currant and bergamot. It has a very pleasant fragrance and minerality, it stands out for its finesse and persistence.

Perfect for aperitifs, raw fish, vegetarian dishes, and delicate meats. Excellent at 10-12° C.

A particularly cold spring reduced the quantity of Nocera produced in the Donnafugata estate in Contessa Entellina; the excellent quality of production was guaranteed by the careful management of the vineyard and by a summer with good temperature variations between day and night; Nocera was harvested on 23 and 24 September. For Nerello Mascalese that Donnafugata grows on its estate on the northern side of Etna at 730-750m a.s.l., between Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia, 2019 was a typically Etnean vintage which gave birth

Upon arrival in the cellars, the clusters were transferred to a vibrating table for manual sorting; only the perfectly intact grapes were destemmed and delicately crushed; the cold maceration of the grapes in the must lasted 6-12 hours; this phase was scrupulously conducted to obtain the best extraction from the skins of all the aromatic precursors as well as the colour that distinguishes this rosé.

After soft pressing, the must was separated from the marc and sent for fermentation at a controlled temperature. Once fermentation was completed, the wines were transferred to the historic Marsala cellars where the final blend of Rosa was made and then underwent 2 months of ageing in steel followed by at least 3 months of ageing in the bottle before release.

Varietals: Nerello Mascalese and Nocera
Alcohol by Vol: 12.65%
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/l
pH: 3.24

ROSA is the fruit of an original blend of two red grape varieties, among the most representative of Sicilian viticulture: Nerello Mascalese and Nocera.

Nerello Mascalese which is grown on volcanic soils, expresses minerality and a refined floral component. It lends itself very well to the production of rosé wines.

Nocera is an ancient almost forgotten variety with a prestigious past. After years of experimentation Donnafugata planted it in its hillside vineyards. Here Nocera reaches an ideal sugar maturation with a high level of acidity; it gives birth to a wine with a captivating fruity bouquet.

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    Wine Enthusiast, August 2022

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    Vinous, April 2022

    "With a pretty, pale pink color and sweetly scented nose, the 2021 Rosa Dolce & Gabbana mades a lovely first impression. Ripe melon, Asian pear, mint and nuances of white smoke create an inviting bouquet. It’s round and elegant in feel, engulfing the palate in mineral-tinged orchard fruits and hints of chamomile. A salty flourish emerges through the finale, as notes of sour citrus and inner wet stone slowly fade. This is a total pleasure to taste. "

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    Wine Enthusiast, December 2021

    "Aromas of tropical fruit and spring blossoms lead the nose. Light-hearted and charming, the palate offers ripe honeydew, white peach and strawberry compote alongside pink grapefruit and a candied note. Tangy acidity lifts the rich flavors."

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    James Suckling, December 2020

    "Pale rose-gold color. This is a creamy, medium-bodied rosé with layers of strawberry compote, cherry blossom and grapefruit zest on the nose and palate. Dry and crisp with red-apple and nutmeg notes, too. More like a light red. Nerello mascalese and nocera. Drink now."

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