White Wines    Other White Blends    Southern Italy    Italy   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Donnafugata Anthilia 2011
Donnafugata Anthilia 2011
(search item no. 120050)

PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Distinct aromas of fruits and a good balance characterize this Anthìlia 2011. The vintage displays pleasant complexity and aromatic crispness. Notes of white flowers merge with white peach and yellow plum on a mineral background. A particularly harmonious white wine, suitable for many occasions and pairings.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Donnafugata:

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.