Donnafugata La Fuga 2017
In the third instalment of our four-part blog series on Donnafugata wines, we present La Fuga, one of the top 7% of all wines in the world (Vivino). This wine is produced on the clayey soil of the Contessa Entellina Estate in the province of Palermo, between 200 and 600 meters above sea level.
The grapes are harvested in mid-August and are immediately pressed. They are then let to ferment at 14-16 ° C controlled temperature. The finalized wine is stored in steel tanks on its lees before being bottled and may then be stored for at least another 3 months.
From the producer (Donnafugata):
Contessa Entellina DOC Chardonnay
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 vein of acidity.
Ideally served at 10 – 12°C/50 – 54°F°
About Chardonnay wine
- Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety that is native to Burgundy, France.
- Chardonnay can be produced in a youthful, fruity style that’s ready for to be drunk soon after bottling. Complex, barrel-fermented bottles are capable of aging for years.
- Chardonnay wines are medium to full-bodied and pair with a range of simple or complex foods.
- In France, Chardonnay is labelled by the region in which it is grown, like Chablis. It is also a key variety in Champagne.
This wine can be bought from top leading importers and distributors such as S. Rausi Trading.