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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Donnafugata Sedara 2008
Donnafugata Sedara 2008
(search item no. 103418)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With the new vintage Sedàra continues its evolution from mono-varietal to a wine expressing and synthesizing the territory. To Nero d'Avola (a grape that still prevails in the blend, with a bit more than 50%) are added some of the international grapes (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah) grown on the winery's estates. Additions that give the wine pleasant complexity and intensity. Refinement for 9 months in cement vats. Appealing and informal, with intense notes of red fruit on a background of spices, Sedàra is suited to casually convivial occasions and a fine match for pizza and barbecue, lasagna and tuna.
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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.