At Contessa Entellina, where Donnafugata comes from
In the settings of the Gattopardo
In the heart of western Sicily - among the hills of Contessa Entellina, between 200 and 500 m a.s.l. - lie the vineyards Donnafugata comes from. The climate is Mediterranean, with rain concentrated during the autumn and winter months, dry and breezy summers, with a great range of air temperature variations between day and night. The soils are predominantly medium-clayey, but vary according to the peculiarities of the individual districts.
Sustainability at the service of quality
Sustainable management of agricultural activities
For over 30 years we have been pursuing environmental sustainability with a system of good practices: we do not use herbicides and chemical fertilizers and we minimize the use of pesticides. At the Contessa Entellina estate, we installed two photovoltaic systems in 2002 and 2008, in order to produce clean energy and reduce our emissions.
The study of native varieties
Biodiversity, an expression of an authentic Sicily
Since 2009, we have been committed to the protection and enhancement of Sicilian wine biodiversity thanks to an experimental vineyard with 19 native varieties including some heritage varieties, which have almost completely disappeared.
Onomatopoeic word of Arabic origin which means "cricket". This label is a reminder of the beauty of spring, seen through the eyes of a little girl. Our Gabriella (founder of Donnafugata together with her husband Giacomo) is the little girl who is running barefoot among the flowers and fresh grass, following the song of the crickets that to her ears sounds as sweet as a thousand "SurSurs ...".
Anthìlia 2022 has a yellow straw color. The nose offers a fresh and fragrant bouquet with notes of white pulp fruit (peach) combined with hints of wildflowers. In the mouth, we find the evident fruity note, refreshed by a pleasant...
Damarino 2021, with a light straw color, combines delicate aromatic sensations of white flowers (elderberry) and fruity notes among which citrus scents stand out. In the mouth it is delicate with a pleasant finish.
Lighea 2021 has a bright straw yellow color with greenish hues. The nose offers a rich and fragrant bouquet where the classic notes of orange blossom are combined with citrus hints (cedar and bergamot) and exotic fruit (lychee). On the...