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Vines Cabernet Sauvignon ( %), Nero d'Avola ( %), Tannat ( %)

Color: Intense ruby ​​red.
Smell: On the nose, broad and intense; notes of cherry and black currant, hints of violet with delicate tertiary hints of sweet tobacco, cocoa and spices such as cloves and black pepper.
Taste: On the palate it is expressed with structure, perfectly integrated tannins supported by perfect acidity. Persistence and balance.
Food pairing: Excellent combination for succulent second courses of meat, roasts and structured first courses based on sauces.

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola; the blend is completed with Tannat and other grapes.
Production area: South-western Sicily, Contessa Entellina estate and neighboring territories.
Terrain: Altitude from 200 to 600 m above sea level; hilly orography; Franco-clay soils with sub-alkaline reaction (pH from 7.5 to 7.9) rich in nutrients (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc) and total limestone from 20 to 35%.
Vineyard: Espalier training with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 to 8 buds for each plant.
Plant density from 4.500 to 6.000 plants per hectare with yields of about 50 -60 quintals / ha.
Harvest: Manual harvest in boxes with careful selection of grapes in the vineyard. The harvest of the grapes destined for Tancredi began in the first ten days of September with the collection of Nero d'Avola and continued in the second decade with Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vinification: Upon reception in the cellar, further selection of the bunches on the vibrating table and subsequent selection of the grapes thanks to a last generation destemmer, capable of discarding the green and overripe ones. Fermentation in steel with maceration on the skins for about 14 days at a temperature of 28 ° -30 ° C. Aging for about 14 months in French oak barriques (new and second passage) and at least 24 months in bottle.


Donnafugata

Donnafugata was born in Sicily from the initiative of a family that with great passion has been able to revolutionize the style and perception of Sicilian wine in the world. The name Donnafugata refers to the novel by Tomasi di Lampedusa the Leopard. A name that means "woman on the run" and refers to the story of a queen who found refuge in that part of Sicily where the company vineyards are located today. A story that inspired the company logo: the image of a woman's head with her hair blowing in the wind that stands out on each bottle. The Rallo family back in 1851 entered the world of wine in Sicily in the wake of British entrepreneurs In 1983 Giacomo and Gabriella donfano Donnafugata, a name that communicates with art. A new style for Sicilian wines In 1990 Giacomo and Gabriella were joined by their sons José and Antonio and the company increasingly sought pleasure, elegance and longevity in the wines.

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