Donnafugata Vigna di Grabi 2021
Donnafugata's ‘Vigna di Gabri’ is a white white which blends Ansonica (Inzolia) with Chardonnay, Viognier, Catarratto and Sauvignon Blanc, with percentages differing according to the vintage. The grapes for this wine are sourced from the Vigna di Gabri vineyard, on the Contessa Entellina estate in south-west Sicily. 85% of the wine matured in cement vats and 15% on its lees in second use French oak barriques for seven months. The wine was then aged for at least 8 months in bottle before release. Vigna di Gabri has a straw yellow colour with light green reflections. Classic white peach aromas combine with floral notes of elderflower and wild flowers. The palate reflects the nose, enlivened by a fresh savoury streak. This is a fine and elegant white, with an intriguing personality and surprising longevity. “Vigna di Gabri” takes its name from Gabriella (founder of Donnafugata, with her husband Giacomo), who originally wanted to create the wine as she strongly believed in the full flavoured fragrance of the Ansonica (Inzolia) grape. The label depicts the link between Gabri and her Cru. The introduction of the Burgundy bottle also enhances the preciousness and elegance of this wine which is one of Donnafugata’s most beloved wines.