Tancredi from famous Sicilian producer Donnafugata - a great wine with a Mediterranean character, produced from local and international grape varieties. A red wine that amazes with its pleasantness and elegance.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.T.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d'Avola, Tannat|
|Maturation||Ageing for 14 months in new and old French oak barriques and then in the bottle for at least 30 months.|
The Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d'Avola, Tannat and other varieties for Tancredi grow in vineyards at altitude from 200 to 600 m in South-western Sicily at the Contessa Entellina Estate and nearby areas.
Grapes were harvested fully ripe by hand followed by careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard. A further selection was carried out in the cellar before the fermentation in stainless steel tanks and maceration on the skins for 14 days at a controlled temperature. The wine aged for 14 months in French oak barriques and then in the bottle for at least 30 months. This has given a wine with a fragrant bouquet and evident fruity notes.
Colour: Deep red.
Bouquet: Fragrant bouquet, notes of red fruit and dark berry fruit combined with scents of liquorice and sweet tobacco.
Taste: The tannins are soft and well integrated. An enveloping and persistent finish.
Longevity 10-15 years.