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.

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Donnafugata Ben Rye 2016 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (wine) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
Technical Info Winery Technical Data Collection Icon Wines: Wine with a unique personality, international icons of Italian excellence in the field of wine making Ben RyĆ© 2016 amazes with the great freshness and complexity of its bouquet that ranges from fruity notes of fresh apricot to scents of
Item Number: 31654
Case: $431.40

Donnafugata Winery Anthilia Bianca 2017
Vintage. The 2017 vintage at Donnafugata has so far been characterized by less rainfall than average. Since rainfall was mainly concentrated in autumn and winter, during the summer months of June and July, we intervened with emergency irrigation. Thus the vineyards were able to complete the
Item Number: 30123
Case: $155.40

Donnafugata 'Sherazade' Nero d'Avola 2016
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90A tangy and fresh red with blueberry and orange peel aromas and flavors. Medium body, light tannins and a crisp finish.

Donnafugata Winery Anthilia Bianca 2016
91  James Suckling 
Vinous Media 90 Pale straw. Easygoing and fruity with white peach, pear and yellow apple aromas and flavors; a lovely wine. The finish is long and bright. Juicy fun wine and only 12.5% alcohol.  James Suckling 91 A layered and very intense white with sliced lemon and green apple. Some bay leaf

Donnafugata 'Ben Rye' 375ml 2015
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 Bright dark golden-yellow with orange tinges. Enticing aromas of very ripe tangerine jelly, orange oil, white flowers, raisins, figs, marzapan and honey. Rich, dense and suave, with a creamy almost unctuous mouthfeel and flavors that are very similar to the aromas. Closes long and

Donnafugata Winery Anthilia Bianca 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 A balanced white with lots of energy and beauty delivering chalk, stone and sliced-lemon character. Medium body, lovely intensity of fruit and a long and flavorful finish.  Vinous Media 90+ Pale straw. Intense melon, lemon and pear on the bright, very fruity nose. Then more

Donnafugata Winery Anthilia Bianca 2014
" Anthilia 2014 is characterized by an enveloping bouquet with marked scents of fragrant fruit (peaches and apples). The palate perfectly reflects the nose with the addition of a pleasant savory note. A fresh and balanced white that, as every year, confirms its extreme pleasantness and versatility.

Donnafugata 'Ben Rye' 375ml 2014
95  Robert Parker 
James Suckling 93 Pretty dark gold color indicating the grapes have been dried outside in the bright sun of the island of Pantelleria. Wonderful aromas of apricots and orange jam with hints of toffee. Full body, very sweet and dense. Bright fruit and acidity with a underlying nuttiness. Fabulous