Donnafugata in Taormina at the fourth edition of “ Sicilia En Primeur ”

Donnafugata in Taormina at the fourth edition of “ Sicilia En Primeur ”

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On 24th and 25th March Donnafugata presents the 2004 vintage of “Tancredi” and “Mille e Una Notte” and the 2005 vintage of “Chiarandà” and “Ben Ryè” at the Diodoro Hotel, Taormina.

Marsala: March 21st 2007. This year “ Sicilia en Primeur 2007 ”, the display case with the best of Sicilian wine production, organized by Assovini Sicilia, takes place on 24th and 25th March in a symbol of eastern Sicily, Taormina. As happens every year, two days will be dedicated to the tasting of the best labels of Sicilian oenological production, along with the announcement of the rating attributed to the 2006 vintage by a commission of experts, headed by the well-known oenologist Ezio Rivella, former chairman of the “Unione Italiana Vini” (Italian Wine Union), and by Attilio Scienza, professor of viniculture at the University of Milan and a great connoisseur of oenology and ancient vines.

Donnafugata has always supported the initiatives aimed at the development and promotion of Sicilian oenology and could not fail to attend the fourth edition of “Sicilian En Primeur”, a regional event of international standards. Indeed, a considerable number of international wine journalists have accredited to take part in the tasting schedule and the tours around the production sites of the Sicilian companies participating in the festival.

The wine producing company Donnafugata will present, at the splendid setting of Taormina, the 2004 vintage of its two leading red wines, “Mille e Una Notte” and “Tancredi”, the 2005 vintage of its “Passito” of Pantelleria, the multi prize-winning “Ben Ryè” and of its prestigious white “Chiarandà”.

The event will open a tasting session to the general public for the first time ever. At the Diodoro Hotel, in the afternoons of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th  March, wine lovers will be able to taste the new vintages of “Mille e Una Notte” (2004), “Ben Ryè” (2005), “Chiarandà” (2005) and “Lighea” (2006), one of the most Mediterranean white wines by Donnafugata, the fruit of a delightful encounter between “Zibibbo” grapes of Pantelleria and “Ansonica” and “Cataratto” of Contessa Entellina.

“Sicilia En Primeur 2007” has proved to be the ideal setting to announce the launch of two new wines by Donnafugata on the Italian market, Polena and Sherazade.




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