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Donnafugata at Vinitaly 2012

Great tastings and best practices for the made in Sicily wine brand

Marsala – It will be a Vinitaly with wind in its sails for the historic Sicilian wine brand. Donnafugata’s top wines, Mille e una Notte and Ben Ryé have been included in the most prestigious and exclusive tastings planned for this edition of Vinitaly: first and foremost is the one being held on Saturday, March 24 (Palazzo della Ragione), the eagerly looked forward to Opera Wine sponsored by Wine Spectator and the Verona Fair to fete the top one hundred Italian wineries. “This will be an exciting preview”, says Antonio Rallo, co-owner of Donnafugata, “and we’ll be there to confirm that premium wine Sicily knows how to create great wines and express great terroirs. There’s an Italy that is well-appreciated worldwide, and we believe that we interpret it with our production style and our open-minded, innovative vision. Environmental sustainability, landscape protection and social responsibility are integral parts of our production model, and we coherently take them forward”.

New at Vinitaly this year is a special edition of the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tasting, Sunday, March 25 at 11 am (Sala Argento at the Palaexpo), where there will be a sampling of Ben Ryé, Passito di Pantelleria 2009.

The success achieved by the 100 Tappi & Stappi (100 Corks) campaign that Donnafugata has been promoting together with AMORIN CORK and CTS Viaggi convinced the winery to repeat the challenge, setting even higher goals. Monday, March 26 at 3 pm at the Donnafugata booths (D71/E74) there will be a symbolic consignment of more than 30,000 corks collected and destined for reuse in bio-building, and launch of the second campaign (see attached press release).

After the preview of Taste in Florence, the panettone flavored with Kabir Moscato di Pantelleria – created by a felicitous team-up between “I Dolci di Giotto”, the Padua prison bakery and Donnafugata – comes to Vinitaly to prove not only to be an extraordinary product for fragrance and excellence but also the success of social-benefit work and corporate social responsibility. On Tuesday, March 27 at 5 pm, journalists, friends and opinion leaders will meet the persons involved in the project and enjoy a sampling (see attached press release).

Another important tasting for Donnafugata will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 am (Sala Argento, Palaexpo, entrance A/2) with the tasting “Di Padre in Figlio – il passaggio generazione nelle grandi famiglie del vino” (From Father to Son – The generational shift in the great families of wine) offered by Civiltà del Bere and Vinitaly. On stage will be two generations of 6 wine families from 6 different Italian regions: representing Sicily will be Giacomo Rallo – with his favorite wine from Contessa Entellina, Mille e una Notte (2006) and his daughter José, with one of the Sicilian brand’s most acclaimed labels, Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria, 2009 vintage.


Public Relations:

Baldo M. Palermo [email protected] tel. 0039 0923 7242267

Laura Ellwanger [email protected] te. 0039 0923 724258

  • Com_st_2012_03_21_Donnnafugata-Vinitaly-2012_ENG.pdf
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