Donnafugata Sedara 2009

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

Price: $17.99 $14.99
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Item No. 110291
  • ST89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The Sedàra 2009 confirms its appeal, based on Nero d?Avola (the primary grape) along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and a small percentage of other grapes. It is a very fruity, enjoyable wine reflecting the sunny nature of its homeland. Balanced structure and silky tannins make it pleasant to drink and to pair with a wide range of dishes; a wine to drink throughout a meal.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark violet-red. Spicy raspberry, cassis, plum and floral aromas display very good vibrancy and precision. In the mouth, firmer red cherry and redcurrant flavors are subtly accented by dried herbs and baking spices, with lively acidity enhancing the bright, juicy mouthfeel. A vibrant, fragrant red that is as close to a sure bet as there is in Italian wine today and always one of Italy's best wine buys. It deserves 90 points on its yummy factor alone, but this vintage has a little less complexity and depth than usual for me."
89 Points

Learn About Donnafugata Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Sicily

(SIH-sih-lee) Sicily makes a lot o' wine. From Marsala, the sweet, fortified wine of the region, to up-and-coming Nero d'Avola, this hot and hilly region is diverse. Sicily was at one time more quantity focused than quality, and while it's still producing a great deal of wine, the quality coming out is much better. With poor soil (great for grapes), warm sunshine, little...

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Learn About Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola (NEH-roe Dah-VOE-lah) Sicilian Style Sicily, the warm island off the coast of Italy, has found its grape hero. Nero d'Avola has long been the indigenous grape variety of the area, but was originally relegated as a blending agent to add color and body to other wines of the region. In the past few decades, Nero d'Avola has come into...

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