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Sherazade, Donnafugata

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Fruity red wine, with a gentle structure, shows a rich bouquet of black currant, sour cherry and berries followes by balsamic and mineral notes. Ideal with rich pasta dishes, baked fish, salumi and semi-fresh cheeses, and should be tried with pizza

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District Sicilia

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SHERAZADE

Type

Red - Nero d'Avola Sicilia I.G.P.

Grapes

Nero d'Avola

Production area

South-western Sicily, Contessa Entellina Estate and nearby areas

Altitude

200 to 600 m AMSL

Orography

hilly

Soils

Clayey with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH7.5 to 8). Total limestone from 20 to 35%. Rich in nutritive elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc)

VINEYARD

Training and pruning

VSP (vertical shoot positioning), with wooden stakes and stainless steel wires; cordon spur training, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant

Yield per hectare

about 7.5 tons (3 tons an acre)

Vintage

with cool temperatures and rain concentrated mainly in the spring, 2011 was overall drier than the average for Sicily, with grape yield slightly lower than the norm. Healthy ripe grapes made it possible to “bring to the glass” a rich bouquet of fragrances, outstanding elegance and very mellow tannins

CELLAR

Fermentation

in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 8 days at a temperature of 24-26 ° C (75-79°F)

Aging

after malolactic fermentation, the wine fines for about 2 months in tanks and then for almost 3 months in the bottle

Analysis data

alcohol 13.30% vol, total acidity 5.6 g/l, pH 3.47

TASTING NOTES

Description

Sherazade 2011 confirms its characteristics as young wine that’s easy to drink; color is ruby red in color with violet glints. To the nose come scents of berries and cherries, with a balsamic touch. Tasting reveals whole fruit and very gentle tannins, with a pleasantly spicy finish. Suitable for those who dislike “sturdy” red wines

Aging potential

3-4 years

THE WINE EXPERIENCE

Food & wine

the perfect pair with pasta with tomato sauce, grilled fish, various kinds of cold meats and salami and mild cheeses, it is also worth trying with pizza. Serve it in goblets of medium size; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 14°C (57° F)

Occasions

ideal for a drink with friends or a casual dinner

Art & wine

Sherazade, fascinating female protagonist of the Arabian Nights has a fruity flesh voice, wrap in a spicy drape, that tells you the fairy tale of this masterpiece of Oriental literature. An intensely Mediterranean label in lush Donnafugata style that gives you an unforgettable tasting

First vintage

2006

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Fruity red wine, with a gentle structure, shows a rich bouquet of black currant, sour cherry and berries followes by balsamic and mineral notes. Ideal with rich pasta dishes, baked fish, salumi and semi-fresh cheeses, and should be tried with pizza

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