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Lighea

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2016
92 points

Golden-tinged yellow. Bright raisin, orange flower and sweet spices on the nose. ... Read all

Golden-tinged yellow. Bright raisin, orange flower and sweet spices on the nose. Then clean and fresh, with fresh citrus and floral flavors that are dense yet light on its feet; this tastes almost as if a little Moscato Bianco had made its way in here. Lovely freshness and juiciness on the long finish. (12.5% alcohol)

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USA
2017
Vintage
2016
Score
92 points
Awards VINOUS
Description

Golden-tinged yellow. Bright raisin, orange flower and sweet spices on the nose. Then clean and fresh, with fresh citrus and floral flavors that are dense yet light on its feet; this tastes almost as if a little Moscato Bianco had made its way in here. Lovely freshness and juiciness on the long finish. (12.5% alcohol)

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USA

Publication

2017

2016
93 pt

USA
Episode #2541- August 2017
Vintage
2016
Score
93 pt
Awards
Description
Nation

USA

Publication

Episode #2541- August 2017

2016
90 pts
The Planet Grape Wine Review

This Mediterranean Muscat is lightly sweet and zesty with notes of lemon crème, ... Read all

This Mediterranean Muscat is lightly sweet and zesty with notes of lemon crème, kumquat, papaya, yellow rose and vanilla frosting.

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USA
 August 14
Vintage
2016
Score
90 pts
Awards The Planet Grape Wine Review
Description

This Mediterranean Muscat is lightly sweet and zesty with notes of lemon crème, kumquat, papaya, yellow rose and vanilla frosting.

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USA

Publication

 August 14

2015
91+

Pale straw. Lovely aromatic notes of lychee, white pepper, cinnamon and white ... Read all

Pale straw. Lovely aromatic notes of lychee, white pepper, cinnamon and white flowers. Bright but richly textured, showing sneaky concentration and lovely balance to the tropical fruit and floral flavors. Finishes very long and clean, showing an enticingly spicy sweet and sour component. Knockout wine. Today, Lighea is one of Donnafugata’s best wines, yet it has had a long and checkered history: it was originally made with Müller-Thurgau, then it was turned into a Zibibbo, Inzolia, and Cataratto Comune blend, and finally, since the 2009 vintage, it has been 100 percent Zibibbo. Donnafugata decided to go 100 percent Zibibbo once it planted Moscato di Alessandria on Pantelleria at higher altitudes (400 meters above sea level), in a much cooler microclimate ideal for making fresher, vibrant dry wines. Drinking window: 2016 – 2018. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
2016, December 8
Vintage
2015
Score
91+
Awards VINOUS
Description

Pale straw. Lovely aromatic notes of lychee, white pepper, cinnamon and white flowers. Bright but richly textured, showing sneaky concentration and lovely balance to the tropical fruit and floral flavors. Finishes very long and clean, showing an enticingly spicy sweet and sour component. Knockout wine. Today, Lighea is one of Donnafugata’s best wines, yet it has had a long and checkered history: it was originally made with Müller-Thurgau, then it was turned into a Zibibbo, Inzolia, and Cataratto Comune blend, and finally, since the 2009 vintage, it has been 100 percent Zibibbo. Donnafugata decided to go 100 percent Zibibbo once it planted Moscato di Alessandria on Pantelleria at higher altitudes (400 meters above sea level), in a much cooler microclimate ideal for making fresher, vibrant dry wines. Drinking window: 2016 – 2018. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA

Publication

2016, December 8

2015
 90 pts

A white with cooked-pear and lime character that follows through to a full body, ... Read all

A white with cooked-pear and lime character that follows through to a full body, a phenolic texture and a flavorful finish. Drink now.

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USA
Nov. 2016
Vintage
2015
Score
 90 pts
Awards James Suckling
Description

A white with cooked-pear and lime character that follows through to a full body, a phenolic texture and a flavorful finish. Drink now.

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USA

Publication

Nov. 2016

2014
90/100 pts.

Bright straw with gold highlights. Expressive aromas of grapefruit, lemon, ... Read all

Bright straw with gold highlights. Expressive aromas of grapefruit, lemon, raisin and sweet botanical herbs. Juicy and firmly built, offering outstanding intensity and precision to its classic Zibibbo flavors of ripe citrus fruit, raisin and sweet spices. This fresh, vibrant wine finishes with an attractive light touch and lingering mineral nuances. An outstanding dry Zibibbo, which is hardly surprising as the folks at Donnafugata are recognized masters of the variety (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
Vintage
2014
Score
90/100 pts.
Awards VINOUS
Description

Bright straw with gold highlights. Expressive aromas of grapefruit, lemon, raisin and sweet botanical herbs. Juicy and firmly built, offering outstanding intensity and precision to its classic Zibibbo flavors of ripe citrus fruit, raisin and sweet spices. This fresh, vibrant wine finishes with an attractive light touch and lingering mineral nuances. An outstanding dry Zibibbo, which is hardly surprising as the folks at Donnafugata are recognized masters of the variety (Ian d’Agata)

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USA

Publication

2014
90/100 pts

Plenty of lemon lime and aniseed aromas and flavors follow through to a full ... Read all

Plenty of lemon lime and aniseed aromas and flavors follow through to a full body with bright fruit and a savory finish. Fun, salty aftertaste. Drink now.

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USA
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Vintage
2014
Score
90/100 pts
Awards James Suckling
Description

Plenty of lemon lime and aniseed aromas and flavors follow through to a full body with bright fruit and a savory finish. Fun, salty aftertaste. Drink now.

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USA

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2013
95/100

Si conferma quello del Lighea come uno dei profumi effusi da un vino bianco ... Read all

Si conferma quello del Lighea come uno dei profumi effusi da un vino bianco italiano di più pura, limpida e prima fruttosità floreale. Uva insertata di zagara, inossidata e limpida come cristallina. Uno fra i migliori bianchi italiani dacché denso al tatto ed equilibratissimo al sapore oltre che sì stupendamente definito in aroma.

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Italy
2015
Vintage
2013
Score
95/100
Awards Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni
Description

Si conferma quello del Lighea come uno dei profumi effusi da un vino bianco italiano di più pura, limpida e prima fruttosità floreale. Uva insertata di zagara, inossidata e limpida come cristallina. Uno fra i migliori bianchi italiani dacché denso al tatto ed equilibratissimo al sapore oltre che sì stupendamente definito in aroma.

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Italy

Publication

2015

2012
Bollino Rosso

Italy
2013
Vintage
2012
Score
Bollino Rosso
Awards Merano Wine Award
Description
Nation

Italy

Publication

2013

2012
90 pts.

Very floral-grapy aromas with a minerally back note. Dry fresh and floral ... Read all

Very floral-grapy aromas with a minerally back note. Dry fresh and floral flavors with a chalky texture and taste finish with crisp acidity and good length. 12.5%.

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USA
Vintage
2012
Score
90 pts.
Awards I-winereview.com
Description

Very floral-grapy aromas with a minerally back note. Dry fresh and floral flavors with a chalky texture and taste finish with crisp acidity and good length. 12.5%.

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USA

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