Many grapes are made into raisins, used in local cooking, and Sicilian grapes also play a large role in creating dessert wines, which require a higher concentration of grapes and are consumed in smaller quantities. In fact, in the world of international wine, Sicily is renowned for the many outstanding dessert wines, such as the world-famous Marsala, Moscato di Pantelleria & Malvasia delle Lipari.
The traditional varieties cultivated on the island include: red grape varieties such as Nero d'Avola (today experiencing a significant renaissance in the market), Nerello Cappuccio and Mascalese, Carricante, Nocera, Perricone and Frappato; white grape varieties such as Catarratto, Grecanico, Grillo, Inzolia, Malvasia delle Lipari and Zibibbo or Moscato.
In addition to the traditional varieties listed above, today there are numerous non-traditional varieties grown on the island which include: red varieties such as Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Merlot; white varieties such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Muller Thurgau and Sauvignon blanc.
Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs by Firriato is a Brut Metodo Classico with a perfect and unmistakable style. Obtained from Carricante grapes, a native vine of Etna, it is an elegant and aromatic, fresh and mineral sparkling wine, with a fine perlage. Toast with these extraordinary bubbles, perfect for any occasion!
Corentin Breton's Brut Nature is a dry, complex Champagne with a strong flavor but very drinkable. The name Brut Nature is given to Champagne for the residual sugar of less than or equal to 3 g/l and for this reason it is also called zero dosage or non-dosed. Brut Nature by Breton Corentin, from a good zero dosage, has a marked verticality in the mouth but also surprises for its harmony. Its expressiveness is excellent, enhanced by the addition of Chardonnay grapes to Pinot Noir.
Rubis Brut Rosé is a Traditional Method sparkling wine from the Jean Vullien winery. Obtained from Gamay and Mondeuse grapes, it is a Savoy Brut that will win you over for its freshness and simplicity. Excellent as an aperitif or dessert.
This international blend is named after the river which runs through the estate. The white clay found in the vineyards is the key to great maturation of the grapes and the elegant character of the final blends.
Mandrarossa Fiano is a Sicilian white wine, made from 100% Fiano grapes from the vineyards located in Menfi. Calcareous soils with the typical white stones, locally called “ciaca bianca”, afford the ideal conditions for fiano. The result is a wine that expresses an extraordinary balance of scents and minerality.
Angheli by Donnafugata is born in the hills of Contessa Entellina: the Sicilian red wine, modern with an international taste. Blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is an enveloping and captivating red with a versatile character, the result of a land of great sunshine.
Sedara by Donnafugata is a Sicilian red wine made mainly from Nero D'Avola grapes. The ruby red color is completed with very lively garnet shades. The olfactory impact, fruity and spicy with light balsamic notes, is intense and captivating. It is a pleasant, fresh and versatile wine, perfect to drink every day.
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 2018 "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 between tradition 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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Sparkling with the Charmat Method, Saint Germain by Firriato is a Brut, a blend of grillo and catarratto grapes. Its freshness and minerality make it lively, elegant and pleasantly drinkable sparkling wine.
Fresh and Mediterranean, Anthilia expresses a precise personality tied to fruity and floral, round and elegant sensations. A very versatile wine, ideal with fish and vegetarian first and second courses. First of Donnafugata's wines, it is pleasant to sip and share with friends.