James Suckling 92
"Solid concentration and depth on the nose here, which also manages to be vibrant and focussed. Sliced lemons, apples and apricots are all on offer. The acidity really makes this medium-bodied wine, drawing it out long and keeping it tightly wound all the while. Drink now." James Suckling 2019
Vinous Media 91
Luminous straw yellow. Fresh, crisp aromas and flavors of white peach, lime and aromatic herbs. Juicy and fresh, with lovely sugar acid balance and sneaky concentration and length. Outstanding Anthlia that seems to have more stuffing than usual while retaining its trademark easy drinking, uncomplicated style.
by Vinous Media, ID, 2019.
The label depicts the face of a woman, mysterious and fleeting like the Elymian civilization. Anthlia is the name given to the city of Entella on the top of the Rocca in Roman times. Today, Anthlia is the name of a wine that is identified with the ancient territory where it has its roots. It is the first wine to have been conceived at Donnafugata and still remains to this day in the hearts of many admirers.
Fresh, fruity and modern; the 2018 vintage is characterized by a fresh and fragrant bouquet with notes of fruit and aromatic herbs. A very versatile wine, ideal with fish and vegetarian first and second courses.
perfect when paired with lightly smoked fish, crustaceans, anchovies and first courses, also baked. Excellent with tuna salad, aubergine rolls and stuffed mussels. Serve in glasses of medium size and height; it can be uncorked at time of serving, excellent at 911 Celsius (48- 51 Farenheit)
VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant. Density 4,500 - 6,000 plants/hectare (1,822-2,429 an acre), with yields of 8.0 - 9.0 tons/ha (3.2 - 3.6 tons/acres)
Fermentation: in stainless steel, at a temperature of 14-16C (57-61 F). Ageing in tanks for two months and then at least two months in bottle before release.
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In the Italian language, Donnafugata means "fleeing woman". The story goes that in the late 19th century the Queen Maria Carolina after her flight from the court of Naples took refuge in the heart of Belice Valley in Sicily. This event inspired the image of the head of a woman, her hair tossed about by the wind and the Estate name.
Donnafugata grew out of the commitment of a family in Sicily that has always believed in the extraordinary enological potential of its land and has 150 years of experience in producing premium wines. Convinced that it is always necessary to be open to change in order to grow and improve, Giacomo Rallo and his wife, Gabriella, launched a new production project in 1983: Donnafugata. Their adventure took wing from the family's historic cellars in Marsala and the vineyards at Contessa Entellina in the heart of western Sicily and soared as far as the island of Pantelleria.