Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
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Donnafugata Ben Rye (375ML half-bottle) 2013

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      Winemaker Notes

      The color is bright golden with amber glints; to the nose it shows notes of apricot, fig, date, candied citrus and Mediterranean maquis. In the mouth its sweetness is perfectly balanced by freshness and minerality. Very long aromatic persistence. A wine of great complexity, harmony and elegance, iconic of the heroic viticulture of Pantelleria.

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      RP 93
      Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
      So youthful and bright, the 2013 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé is all about those primary aromas. An enormously fragrant grape like Zibibbo has plenty of those to go around. Fresh fruit tones of nectarine and floral tones of jasmine and honeysuckle appear upfront. Passito perfumes of candied apricot, peach cobbler, zesty orange peel, Moroccan preserved lemon and honey ooze forth from the bouquet in a second wave of aromatic intensity. The mouthfeel is sticky, rich and creamy in texture. Ben Ryé delivers a big dose of Sicilian sweetness on the close.
      W&S 92
      Wine & Spirits
      Muscat d’Alexandria grapes are harvested over several weeks in August and September and left exposed to the sun and wind for 20-30 days, giving a velvet-textured wine with intense flavors of dried apricot, peach and orange zest. Notes of clove, ginger and saffron swirl through the fruit flavors, with honey and toffee adding to the sweetness, but a pleasant bitter note and bright citric acidity keep the wine fresh and balanced.
      WS 91
      Wine Spectator
      Rich and creamy, this finely balanced sweetie layers bright acidity with flavors of orange compote, candied ginger, dried fig, heather and praline. Offers a long finish. Drink now through 2028.
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      In 1983, the experienced winegrowing couple Giacomo and Gabriella Rallo decided to invest in a new Sicilian project that they called “Donnafugata.” Their vision was to create a contemporary winegrowing operation based around three sites in western Sicily and to produce a range of international and indigenous variety wines to showcase the potential of Sicily.

      Today the estate is comprised of an historic family cellar in Marsala that dates back to 1851, a 667-acre estate at Contessa Entellina planted to a diverse range of grapes, and a third cellar on the volcanic island of Pantelleria, where Donnafugata cultivates 168 acres of Zibibbo vineyards. The company employs state-of-the-art, sustainable viticulture techniques at all three estates for wines of the highest quality.

      At Donnafugata, stewardship of the environment is taken as seriously as the production of wine. The winery was one of the first wineries in Italy to produce all of its electricity from solar energy, taking advantage of the bountiful Sicilian sunshine, and in 2015 the island of Pantelleria was given UNESCO certification recognizing its unique vine training method.

      The name Donnafugata refers to the novel by Tomasi di Lampedusa entitled Il Gattopardo (The Leopard). A name that means “donna in fuga” (woman in flight) and refers to the story of a queen who found refuge in the part of Sicily where the company’s vineyards are located today.

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      PBC9005953_2013 Item# 147279

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