Donnafugata Vigna di Gabri Sicilia Doc 2018 White
Vigna di Gabri Donnafugata is an Ansonica wine, in blend with Catarratto, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, with a bright straw yellow color with light reflections greenish, Vigna di Gabri is fresh and elegant on the palate with a pleasant iodine finish that lengthens its persistence. A fine and elegant white, with an intriguing personality and surprising longevity.
Name Vigna di Gabri Donnafugata
Type White - DOC Contessa Entellina
Alcohol level 12,5-13,5% vol.
Grapes Ansonica 100%.
Trained in the counter-espalier system and pruned in spurred cordon. Average planting density, 5,000 rootstocks per hectare (2,024 an acre); production of about 6 tons per hectare (2,4 tons an acre). Terrain of medium consistency.
Vinification Harvested in the first three weeks of September, the grapes are soft-pressed and the must is fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel and about 15% in barriques. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is matured in the bottle for at least four months.
Description An excellent expression of Ansonica, this wine spotlights the special characteristics of the variety. The intense, elegant aromas range from fruity (apples) to floral (acacia) and more complex scents of a salty or mineral (flint) cast. A structured, mouth-filling flavor that is fresh and sapid. Lingering finish.
Food matches Introductory seafood dishes. Fish roasted in the oven or over the coals, sauced white meats, molds and soufflés. Ideal with baccalà al pomodoro (salt cod in tomato sauce), vegetables and roasted mushrooms.
Three dishes Caponatina con pomodoro (eggplant in sweet-sour sauce with tomato). "Piscistocco" (stockfish) alla messinese. Linguine ai finferli (mushrooms).
Serve In relatively tall, tulip-shaped goblets of medium size and without bellies; uncork the wine when it is to be served; excellent at 10-<?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />12°C (50-54°F).
Curiosity “Vigna di Gabri” is not a fantasy name, because the wine bears the name of Gabriella, who wanted to create it and oversaw its development. She believed in its engrossing fragrance of Ansonica. The new label created for the 2004 vintage, shows the bond of Gabriella with her land and the Ansonica, one of Sicily’s oldest native white grapes. First vintage: 1987.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
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