Tancredi, the prestigious Donnafugata red wine with the creativity of Dolce&Gabbana, is back this year in a new limited and numbered edition of the 2017 harvest.
The 14,013 bottles, individually numbered for wine aficionados and collectors, highlight the longevity of Tancredi. A “revolutionary” wine, born in 1990 in Contessa Entellina estate, from an innovative blend for that era: the international Cabernet Sauvignon and autochthonous Nero d’Avola. Tancredi 2017, besides the original varieties, also features a fine selection of Tannat grapes.
After a long refining process, this enveloping red distinguishes itself with fruity and balsamic aromas, blending together with delicate hints of cocoa and sweet tobacco; the tannins are perfectly integrated enhancing the long persistence of this wine.
The name Tancredi evokes one of the protagonists of “The Leopard” novel, an endless source of inspiration also for Dolce&Gabbana, recalling its passionate and irrefutably Sicilian character. In the novel and in the homonymous movie, Tancredi is the favourite nephew of the prince of Salina, fated to live the contradictions of a changing era and to face the challenges of history.
The special coordinated image realised by Dolce&Gabbana, is a tribute, in the choices of shapes and colours, to “The Leopard”, and in particular to the contrast between tradition and modernity that Tancredi embodies. While gold, blue and sinuous lines of Baroque inspiration celebrate the splendour of the aristocracy about to decline, red, green and geometric figures refer to the new emerging revolutionary values in Sicily following the unification of Italy, preluding to the contemporary history of the Island.
The attention to details and the passion for Sicily unite Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata in a long-term project where creativity and craftsmanship meet. Tancredi 2017 Limited Edition, the rosé Rosa and the last prestigious productions from Mount Etna Isolano and Cuordilava represent a collection of wines that are perfect ambassadors of two Made in Italy excellences.
Tancredi 2017 Limited Edition will be available starting from November on