Pale ruby red coloured, Fragore 2017 presents an ample and profound bouquet featuring spices (sweet tobacco and nutmeg), floral notes (violet) and wild berries merging with mineral (flint stone) and balsamic notes. On the palate it reveals extraordinary complexity and elegance characterized by outstanding minerality and important tannins. Remarkable long finish.
Donnafugata is “projected” towards the future, like an object launched into space, attracted by invisible gravities. Illustrator Stefano Vitale captures this perpetual motion perfectly in the latest label of Fragore that represents the volcano’s roar. Donnafugata continues its journey towards the most remote corners of Sicily: east to Vittoria and then up to the highest point on the island, on the Etna volcano.
Vineyards location: Eastern Sicily, north side of Etna, in Montelaguardia district at Randazzo.
Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese – An ancient red grape variety, native to the prestigious area of Etna.
Tasting notes: Ruby red coloured, Fragore offers an ample and deep bouquet with notes of wild berries (blackberries and red currants) followed by spicy hints (sweet tobacco and nutmeg) that blend with balsamic and mineral nuances (flint). On the palate it offers an extraordinary complexity and elegance characterized by marked minerality and important tannins; the finish is remarkably persistent.
Vinification: Once the clusters reach the winery they undergo further selection on a vibrating table, followed by grape selection thanks to a latest generation destemmer, able to discard the green and overripe grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for 10-12 days at a temperature of 25 °C. Aging in French oak (second and third passage barriques) for 14 months and then at least 12months in bottle before release.
Alcohol content: 14,28%
Food pairings: ideal with legumes, mushrooms and tasty meats. Fragore perfectly matches turkey and barbecue ribs. Try it also with Asian food as Peking duck, beef and pork hot pots.
Serve at: Serve at 18°C.