Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte 2019

Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte 2019

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Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte

Region: Sicily, Italy

Vintage: 2019

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: 90% Nero d`Avola 5% Petit Verdot 5% Syrah

ABV: 13.5%

Intense and inviting on the nose, Mille e una Notte opens with an ample bouquet of black fruit notes of blackberry and black mulberry, as well as liquorice and fine spicy hints of black pepper and chocolate. The palate perfectly reflects the nose, with soft and elegant tannins and a lingering finish.

Mille e una Notte is a blend of Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah and other red grapes grown on the Contessa Entellina estate. The climate in this area brings mild winters with little rainfall and warm, dry summers with significant differences between day and night-time temperatures. Vineyards for this wine sit on hills at 200-600 metres above sea level. The soils are clay loam and are rich in nutrients and minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. The vines are planted at densities of 4,500 to 6,000 plants per hectare. They are trained to vertical shoot positioning and are cordon spur pruned.

The Rallo family has made wine in Marsala since 1851 and their ancient cellars tunnel beneath the city. They were one of the first families to begin making high-quality table wine when sales of traditional Marsala started to decline, launching the Donnafugata label in 1983 and championing the potential of the region’s native varieties.