Tancredi 2020 Dolce & Gabbana and Donnafugata - Limited Edition
Tancredi is Donnafugata's historic red wine born in 1990, inspired by the protagonist of the Gattopardo and known for its Mediterranean elegance and its noble and revolutionary soul. With the Tancredi 2020 "Dolce & Gabbana and Donnafugata" we propose the reinterpretation that these two ambassadors of Made in Italy and Sicilian culture have created, united by unconditional love for Sicily, a passion for work and attention to detail.
Blend mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Nero d'Avola, Tancredi embodies the contrast betweentradition and modernity, even in the image curated by Dolce and Gabbana: gold, blue and sinuous lines celebrate the splendor of the aristocracy now in decline; the red, green and pointed geometric figures refer to the new revolutionary values that are affirming themselves in Sicily after the unification of Italy and which are a prelude to the contemporary history of the island.
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Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d'Avola, Tannat and other varieties
Production zone: South-western Sicily, Contessa Entellina Estate and neighboring territories
Altitude: from 200 to 400 m a.m.s.l.
Terrains: mainly clayey soil
Climate: Mild winters with little rainfall. Warm, dry, ventilated summers. Substantial differences between day and night-time temperatures
Vineyard: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning g
Planting density: 4,500 - 6,000 plants per hectare
Yields: 5 – 6 tons/ha
Harvesting: manual harvesting of grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard. The harvest of the grapes destined for Tancredi began with Nero d’Avola and Tannat during the first 10 days of September followed by Cabernet Sauvignon in the mid-September
Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 14 days at a temperature of 28°-30°C
Aging: for 12 months in oak and at least 2 years in bottle before release
Alcoholic content: 14% vol.
Color: intense ruby red color
Nose: Tancredi 2020 combines notes of fruit such as plums and blueberries, with delicate spicy hints of liquorice and sweet tobacco
Palate: it unfolds all its enveloping and plentiful personality with perfectly integrated tannins; it ends with a long and elegant persistence
Aging potential: to be enjoyed now; if well preserved, its longevity goes beyond 20 years
Food & Wine: Tancredi goes perfectly with red meat and game; recommendable also the pairing with tuna or oily fish
Method and temperature of service: It can be uncorked at the moment if served in large glasses, with a wide mouth and good height. Excellent at 18°C
Bottled by the Donnafugata s.r.l. - Marsala - ITALY