Mille e una Notte by Donnafugata
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Mille e una Notte Donnafugata wines

Emblematic label of Sicilian wine excellence

Mille e una Notte by Donnafugata is a Sicilian red wine with great structure and complexity. It is produced with Nero d'Avola grapes and other native varieties grown in the Contessa Entellina vineyards. An intense wine, a symbol of elegance and style in the world, it offers an enveloping bouquet in which fruity, sweet and ripe hints can be recognized, on balsamic, spicy notes and nuances of sweet toasting.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2017
  • 2019
€64.87 (tax incl.) (€86.50 lt) €53.17 (tax excl.)
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Mille e una notte Sicilia DOC Red with case - Donnafugata estate

Mille e una notte is the most important wine of the Donnafugata winery. The label depicts the palace loved by the writer Tomasi di Lampedusa in Santa Margherita Belice, where Queen Maria Carolina took refuge while fleeing from Naples, against a starry background full of promise.

Drinking Mille e una notte by Donnafugata means living an exclusive and memorable experience and feeling unique emotions that leave a mark over time. Mille e  una notte 2019, packaged in an elegant cardboard box, constitutes a prestigious gift idea.

Denomination: Sicilia DOC

Type: Red wine

Grape Variety: Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah and other vines

Production area: south-western Sicily, Tenuta di Contessa Entellina and neighboring territories

Altitude: from 200 to 400 m above sea level

Soils: clayey soils rich in nutritional elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc) and total limestone from 20 to 35%

Climate: mild winters and dry, windy summers with strong temperature variations between day and night

Training system: counter-espalier

Type of pruning: spurred cordon, leaving 6 buds for each plant

Density of vines per ha: from 4,500 to 6,000 plants per hectare

Grape yield per hectare: approximately 40-50 quintals per hectare

Harvest: grapes harvested by hand in boxes and carefully selected. The harvest began with the Syrah at the end of August and ended in the second ten days of September with the harvest of the Petit Verdot

Vinification: once in the cellar, the grapes are selected again on the vibrating table before the subsequent selection of the grapes thanks to a latest generation destemmer, capable of discarding the green grapes and those that are overly ripe

Fermentation: in steel with maceration on the skins for approximately 14 days at a temperature of 28-30°C

Malolactic fermentation: done

Aging: 14 months in new French oak barriques

Bottle refinement: at least 24 months

Analytical data of the wine: total acidity 5.1 g/l., pH 3.7

Alcohol content: 13.5% vol

Color: intense ruby red

Nose: broad, deep and complex bouquet characterized by fruity notes of black berries (blackberries and currants), fresh balsamic hints (mint), spicy notes (black pepper) and pleasant nuances of sweet roasting

Palate: soft and enveloping, surprising for the great finesse of the tannins. The finish is characterized by notable gustatory persistence and seductive flavor

Pairings: goes perfectly with roasts and braised meats, first courses with ragù and rack of lamb. Excellent on tasty stewed fish dishes

Serving temperature: 18°C

Glass: large

Tip: uncork the bottle a couple of hours before

Longevity: over 20 years

First vintage: 1995

Bottled at origin by the Azienda Agricola DONNAFUGATA S.r.l. - Marsala (TP) - Italy

Alcohol level
Nero d'Avola
Sicilia DOC
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