Red Wines
Donnafugata Tancredi 2016

Donnafugata Tancredi 2016

In the final instalment of our four-part blog series on Donnafugata wines, we present Tancredi, a Cabernet Sauvignon wine from the 2016 vintage. This wine is manually harvested from the Contessa Entellina Estate vintage and aged for 12 months in new and old French oak barriques and then in the bottle for at least 20 months.

From the producer (Donnafugata):

Terre Siciliane IGT

Contessa Entellina Estate and Nearby Areas

La Fuga 2017, brilliant straw yellow, offers a fragrant bouquet with notes of tropical fruit (pineapple) and white peach, combined with floral scents. In the mouth it amazes with its intense sapidity combined with a pleasant veiTancredi 2016, deep ruby red, is characterized by a fragrant bouquet with notes of red fruit (mulberry and blueberry) with delicate hints of licorice and sweet tobacco. In the mouth it offers a structure with important and well-integrated tannins. An enveloping and persistent finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Nero d’Avola
and other grapes

Ideally served at 18°C/64°F°

Donnafugata Tancredi 2016
Donnafugata Tancredi 2016 professional review by Robert Parker

Donnafugata’s Tancredi is one of Sicily’s most popular red wines, and it’s easy to see why. The 2016 Tancredi is rich and soft at the same time, with a very pleasing texture that caresses the palate with dark fruit, spice and plum. The wine is mostly a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Nero d’Avola, although some Tannat and other grapes are thrown in. It ages in oak for 14 months. This is a complete effort that boasts thick layering and volume. Some 89,000 bottles were made.

This wine can be bought from top leading importers and distributors such as S. Rausi Trading.

Other Donnafugata reviews

Read our posts on Donnafugata Sul Vulcan, Donnafugata La Bella Sedara, Donnafugata Lighea, Donnafugata Angheli and Donnafugata La Fuga.