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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Donnafugata Anthilia 2009
Donnafugata Anthilia 2009
(search item no. 105787)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Anthìlia remains the Donnafugata classic in the 2009 vintage as well. Made mostly from Catarratto and Ansonica, the blend is completed with other perfectly ripe grapes thanks to a very seasonable and favorable year. Fruity, with hints of citrus and peach, and floral notes giving extra complexity, on the palate the 2009 Anthìlia has sapidity and is therefore extremely enjoyable. Delicate and versatile in pairings, especially with seafood. A wine that's never too simple.
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About Donnafugata:

In the Italian language, Donnafugata means "fleeing woman". The story goes that in the late 19th century the Queen Maria Carolina after her flight from the court of Naples took refuge in the heart of Belice Valley in Sicily. This event inspired the image of the head of a woman, her hair tossed about by the wind and the Estate name.

Donnafugata grew out of the commitment of a family in Sicily that has always believed in the extraordinary enological potential of its land and has 150 years of experience in producing premium wines. Convinced that it is always necessary to be open to change in order to grow and improve, Giacomo Rallo and his wife, Gabriella, launched a new production project in 1983: Donnafugata. Their adventure took wing from the family’s historic cellars in Marsala and the vineyards at Contessa Entellina in the heart of western Sicily and soared as far as the island of Pantelleria.

Their children, José and Antonio, joined them and the house accelerated its march along the path of Extreme Quality: a project that focused on attention to detail, which clears the way for entrepreneurial decisions that ever more advanced objectives. As for the future, the young Gabriella and Ferdinando are already being "fully immersed" in the family’s activities.