Donnafugata Tancredi 2010

£27.99

 

TASTING NOTE

An intense red colour, Tancredi 2010 offers a vibrant nose with notes of red fruits, especially wild berries and plums, which merge with intriguing hints of balsamic and liquorice. This is a well-balanced wine, with a complex and elegant palate that is supported by fine and elegant tannins.  

The vineyards at Donnafugata‘s Contessa Entellina estate are at an altitude of 200-600 metres in south-west Sicily. Soils are clay-based and rich in mineral elements such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.  The vines for this wine are trained using vertical shoot positioning and are spur cordon pruned. Average planting density is 5,000 vines per hectare, with a yield of about five tonnes per hectare. In 2008 the blend changed to include Tannat, a mediterranean variety that Donnafugata first planted experimentally in 2002. Since 2004 Tannat has been grown in the hilly area of Predicatore, where the soils are best suited to growing this varietal.

The 2010 vintage in Sicily was a little wetter and cooler than expected. This resulted in a slightly lower than average yield but of a high quality.  Red wines from 2010 are characterised by harmony and finesse.

The grapes were vinified in stainless steel with skin contact for about 12 days at 26-30°C. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in new and second use French oak barrels for 14 months, followed by bottle ageing for at least 24 months before release.

13.5% abv

Donnafugata Tancredi 2010
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