Red Wines
Donnafugata La Bella Sedara 2018

Donnafugata La Bella Sedara 2018

As we approach the festive season, yesterday evening, we enjoyed this Donnafugata La Bella Sedara red wine in company of very good friends and a heart warming meal. This wine is made from predominantly from Nero d’Avola blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Hence you can expect flavorful and pleasant red wine. The quality behind Donnafugata brand is a guarantee of high quality wine at a very affordable price.

From the producer (Donnafugata):

Red Sicilia Doc

Ruby red, Sedàra 2018 offers a fruity bouquet with scents of red fruits (cherry and
plum) combined with a light spicy note of black pepper. The palate displays good structure with suave tannins and
pleasant freshness. A soft red, versatile for food pairing, perfect for every day.

Contessa Entellina

Ideally served at 18°C/64°C.

This wine can be appreciated from now or can be kept in the cellar for 4 to 5 years.

Donnafugata La Bella Sedara (Image Credit: Donnafugata)
About Donnafugata (Vivino)

Donnafugata was created in Sicily through the initiative of a family that, with passion, innovated the style and perception of Sicilian wine in the world. Giacomo Rallo – the fourth generation of a family with 160 years of experience in quality wine – founded Donnafugata in 1983 together with his wife Gabriella, and continued to follow the winery with great foresight until his death in May 2016.

Today the fifth generation – José and Antonio – leads a team of people of high competence and strongly motivated to represent the excellence of Made in Italy in the world, always accepting new challenges.
Donnafugata has 3 historic production premises in Sicily. The ancient family cellars in Marsala, where the bottling and aging processes take place. The Contessa Entellina winery, in the heart of western Sicily, with vineyards (283 hectares) and olive groves (9 hectares). The Khamma winery on Pantelleria, volcanic island between Sicily and Africa, with vineyards planted to Zibibbo (68 hectares) cultivated alberello pantesco (UNESCO World Heritage).

With the 2016 harvest, Donnafugata realizes a dream cultivated for a long time: produce, in eastern Sicily, wines under the prestigious Etna, Cerasuolo and Frappato di Vittoria denominations, counting respectively on 18 hectares (44 acres) of vineyards and a vinification cellar in Randazzo on the northern slope of the volcano, and 36 hectares (88 acres) in Acate, classic territory of the denomination. A project that wants to propose the excellence of Sicilian wine from different territories, all of them with extraordinary potential.

The name Donnafugata, which means “donna in fuga” (woman in flight), is taken from the novel Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) and refers to the story of a queen who found refuge where the company’s vineyards are located today. An adventure that also inspired the corporate logo. Today the company’s icon wines are the reds Mille e una Notte, Fragore and the naturally sweet wine Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria DOC.

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