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Bell'Assai, Donnafugata

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Bell’Assai is the debut wine of Donnafugata's project in eastern Sicily. A single variety Frappato, Vittoria D.O.C., with great freshness and soft tannins. A fragrant red that amazes with its immediate pleasantness

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BELL'ASSAI

Denomination

Vittoria D.O.C. Frappato Sicilia

Grapes

Frappato

Production zone

south-east Sicily, in the territory of Acate

Territories

altitude 120-150 meters a.s.l.; gently sloping terrains; soils tending towards sandy interspersed with a substratum of calcareous tuff and medium-textured soils, tending towards clayey

Vineyard

VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant. Planting density 4,000-4,500 plants per hectare (1,619 - 1,822 an acre); yields of 7.0 – 8.0 tonst/hectare (2.8 - 3.2 t/acres)

Harvesting

the Frappato destined for production of Bell’Assai was harvested during the the second ten days of September

Vinification

fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 8-9 days at a temperature of 24 -25°C (75,2-77°F). After malolactic fermentation, aging in tank for 4 months and then bottle at least 3 months

Analysis data

alcohol 12.75% vol., total acidity 5.2 g/l, pH 3.49

Tasting notes

brilliant ruby red with violet reflections, Bell’Assai offers a fragrant bouquet with intense flowery notes of violets and roses combined with scents fresh red fruit (strawberries raspberries). In the mouth it notes of violets and roses combined with scents fresh red fruit (strawberries raspberries). In the mouth it surprises with its great freshness, a perfect harmony between aroma and taste, supported by soft tannins. A fragrant red that amazes with its immediate pleasantness

Longevity

3-4 years

Food & Wine

perfect to sip from a glass, it accompanies salumi and tasty fish dishes such as soups or guazzetti. perfect to sip from a glass, it accompanies salumi and tasty fish dishes such as soups or guazzetti. Serve in medium-size glasses, it can be uncorked at time of serving, excellent at 16°C (60°F)

When you desire

to color your day. A little everyday luxury that makes every day a celebration. A discovery to share with friends. Your moment of leisure and lightness

Art & wine

Bell’Assai is a girl with personality who offers to the sweet Sicilian breeze the fruits of the vineyards and the scents of the countryside. She represents the spirit those enterprising families with the love for beauty which have always been animating the territory of Vittoria. An artistic label with which Donnafugata wants to celebrate the love for beautiful

First vintage

2016

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Bell'Assai, Donnafugata

Bell'Assai, Donnafugata

 

Bell’Assai is the debut wine of Donnafugata's project in eastern Sicily. A single variety Frappato, Vittoria D.O.C., with great freshness and soft tannins. A fragrant red that amazes with its immediate pleasantness

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