2018 Donnafugata Sherazade (750ml)

Nero d’Avola from Sicily, Italy

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Giacomo Rallo and his wife, Gabriella – the "Fleeing Woman" and her flowing locks their logo – launched Donnafugata in 1983; today, they are the leading family of Sicilian wine. Accolades are numerous, Antonio Galloni reporting, "There are few better estates in Italy than this one owned by Giacomo and Gabriella Rallo... [thanks in part to] the marvelous work done on the island of Pantelleria, where the Rallo family has invested huge sums of money..." Recent tastings of multiple vintages assert their dominance, especially with Zibibbo, a varietal they produce without competition. These will become new favorites, as they are for me. Each a signature wine, as unique as the history of this fascinating estate.


Bright deep red. Very perfumed and precise nose of violets, black cherry and delicate herbs. Then juicy and fresh, with outstanding sugar-acid-tannin balance on the crisp, long and lively finish. Delicious, lovely medium-bodied, very fresh red that can take a little chilling. Maybe the best Sherazade ever.

91 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Aug 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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