Donnafugata Vigna di Gabri 2014



Vigna di Gabri 2014 is bright straw yellow. The nose offers notes of white peach, citron and bergamot, combined with hints of sage. Fresh and savoury, the palate perfectly reflects the nose. Pleasant persistence on the finish. A fine and elegant white with an intriguing personality and surprising longevity.

The terrain on the Contessa Entellina estate in south-west Sicily is situated at an altitude of between 200-300m above sea level. Soils are clay with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5 to 7.8). Total limestone content is from 20 to 35% and they are rich in nutritive elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc).  The vines are trained on a vertical shoot positioned system and cordon spur pruned. Average planting density is 4,500 - 6,000 vines per hectare and yields are approximately six tonnes per hectare.

The 2014 vintage was marked by a relatively mild winter and a cool, rainy spring. 488mm of rainfall was recorded over 12 months: a slightly lower figure compared to the average of the last 10 years. July and August passed without excesses of heat and with an excellent diurnal temperature range, resulting in particularly fresh and balanced wines. The Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were harvested during the first half of August, Viognier at the end of the month, while Ansonica and Catarratto were picked during the first and second weeks of September respectively.

The grapes were soft-pressed and the must fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel. 85% of the wine matured in stainless steet vats and 15% in second use French oak barriques. The wine was aged for at least three months in bottle before release.

66% Ansonica
9% Catarratto & Sauvignon Blanc
5% Viognier
20% Chardonnay

13.4% abv

Donnafugata Vigna di Gabri 2014
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