Thursday, October 27, 2005

Donnafugata Tancredi'02, Contessa Entellina DOC, Sicily, Italy

A very dry and very smoky blended red from Sicily. Mainly found on restaurant's wine list.

Technical Data:70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 14 months in French oak-barrels with an additional bottle fining of 6 months prior release.

Description:Deep dark red color. Nose full of blackberry and tobacco aromas. Very dry full-bodied wine showing blackberry, mulberry and bilberry laced with cacao flavors, liquorice spiciness and a hint of smoky oak. long lasting sweet finish underlined by soft tannins. A very smoky wine.

Food Pairing & Service:Will go well with grilled or roasted red meats, lamb, sausages and pork, aged cheeses, porcini mushrooms, rabbit and meat loaf. Serve at room temperature, if possible open an hour before consumption, the wine need to breath a little bit.


Suggested Retail Price:$23.99 - $25.00

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