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SICILIA ROSSO IGT 2011 MILLE E UNA NOTTE 0,750

€ 95,00
DONNAFUGATA4
Sicily
NR
2011
DONNA FUGATA
Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah e altre uve

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Mille e una Notte presents a wide and deep bouquet characterized by notes of red and black fruits, delicate hints of eucalyptus and pleasant nuances of vanilla. On
the palate it is soft and enveloping, with a great structure and mature and refined tannins. It ends with a notable persistence. Donnafugata’s flagship wine confirms
itself an icon of style and elegance.

PRODUCTION ZONE: south-western Sicily, Contessa Entellina Estate, and nearby areas.

DENOMINATION: Red Sicilia DOC.

GRAPES: Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah and other grapes.

TERRAINS & CLIMATE: altitude from 200 to 400 m m.a.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%. Mild winters with little rainfall. Warm, dry, ventilated summers. Substantial differences between day and night-time temperatures.

HARVESTING: manual harvesting of grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard. The harvest of the grapes destined Mille e una Notte began at the end of August with the
Syrah harvest and ended in the first decade of September with the collection of Nero d'Avola and Petit Verdot.

VINIFICATION: a further selection is carried out in the cellar, thanks to a latest generation destemmer, able to discard the green
and overripe berries that might still be on the clusters. Fermentation in stainless steel and maceration on the skins for 12 days
at a temperature of 26 - 30° C (79 -86° F). Ageing for 13-14 months in new french oak barriques and then in the bottle for at
least 24 months.


TASTING NOTES: With an intense ruby red color, Mille e Una Notte 2018 presents a complex bouquet characterized by notes of red (cherry) and black (blackberry) fruits, fresh balsamic (eucalyptus) and spicy hints (black pepper)
augmented by delicate nuances of vanilla. On the palate it is soft and enveloping, with great structure and tannins are mature
and refined. It ends with a notable persistence.

AGING POTENTIAL: over 20 years.

FOOD & WINE: excellent with roast and braised meat, first courses with ragù sauce and rack of lamb. Try it with tasty dishes of
stewed fish. If served in large, big-bellied goblets it can be uncorked a few minutes before, otherwise a couple of hours earlier.
Excellent at 18°C (64°F).

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