Donnafugata Sedàra 2016 Wine Review
Sicily D.O.C., Italy
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
This Sicilian winery's name, Donnafugata, means woman in flight or fugitive woman (donna in fuga). It comes from the Italian novel The Leopard by Tomasi di Lampedusa Il Gattopardo, which I read while visiting Sicily and chronicled in my second book, Unquenchable. The name refers to a queen who found refuge in a castle where the vineyards are planted today. A woman’s head with windblown hair is on the label of every bottle.
This is a robust red wine made from the island's flagship Nero d'Avola grape. It offers aromas of fleshy, ripe dark plum, crushed raspberry, savoury herbs and a lingering anise finish. Racy acidity for food and the tannins are firm. It's perfect for those on the run or seeking refuge from the chaos of life. Enjoy with a Sicilian-styled pasta or a full-bodied Sicilian.
Food pairings: roasted game birds, rabbit fricassee, venison steak.
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This Donnafugata Sedàra 2016 was reviewed on July 4, 2019 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
This is a great accessibly priced Italian red with great balanced and approachability. Pairs with burgers, bbq chicken, spaghetti bolognese, or with grilled haloumi. Tasted 2016 vintage decanted in June 2019. Reliable and value at a great price point. 89 points
|Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Fresh red fruit notes such as cherry, red plum, and raspberry. Good acidity with balanced tannin and body. Mild hints of vanilla and oak join the red fruits on the palate and finish. A nice Sicilian red with decent value. Match this with Sfincione, a thick crust Sicilian pizza made with tomato sauce, anchovies, onion, and oregano, topped with shredded cheese and toasted bread crumbs.
|Great value under $10 on this medium-bodied and juicy Nero d'Avola from Sicily. Donnafugata Sedàra 2016 is a medium-bodied fruity red with bright raspberry, savoury spice and herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are chewy. Enjoy with meaty stews and grilled game sausages. - Community Wine Reviews|
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