Ben Ryè Limited Edition

One of the most appreciated sweet Italian wines in the world

Ben Ryè Limited Edition

Ben Ryé 2008 is bright amber. Notes of dates followed by dried figs and carob are perceived on the nose, ending in apricots and flowery notes. Soft and round in the mouth, with excellent acidity that emphasizes the length and persistence.

Denomination

Passito di Pantelleria DOC

Production zone

Island of Pantelleria (South-Western Sicily)

Awards

  • 93 points
  • Grande Vino -
  • 94/100 pts

Food & wine

With blue and aged cheeses, with ricotta-based desserts. With chocolate, try it with gianduia or “De Bondt Ryè”. Extraordinary alone, as a meditation wine.

Excellent at 14°C/57°F°

Vintage

2008

Raccolta

Manual harvesting of grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard.

Yield per plant

1.6 kg per plant

Vinification

Fermentation is made in stainless steel at controlled temperatures; the dried grapes – added to the fresh must in several batches – are de-stemmed and selected by hand. During maceration, the dried grapes release their extraordinary legacy of sweetness, freshness, and a very personal aroma.

Maturing

5 months in vats 6 years in bottle

Alcohol and analytical data

alcohol: 14.13%
total acidity: 16 g/l
pH: 3.82

Residual sugar

203 g/l

Ageing potential

Over 30 years.

First vintage

1989

Method

Ben Ryè Limited Edition

Ben Ryè Limited Edition

One of the most appreciated sweet Italian wines in the world


Ben Ryé 2008 is bright amber. Notes of dates followed by dried figs and carob are perceived on the nose, ending in apricots and flowery notes. Soft and round in the mouth, with excellent acidity that emphasizes the length and persistence.

Food & wine

With blue and aged cheeses, with ricotta-based desserts. With chocolate, try it with gianduia or “De Bondt Ryè”. Extraordinary alone, as a meditation wine.

Excellent at 14°C/57°F°

Denomination

Passito di Pantelleria DOC

Grapes


Production zone

Island of Pantelleria (South-Western Sicily)

Awards

  • 93 points
  • Grande Vino -
  • 94/100 pts

Vintage

2008

Harvesting

Manual harvesting of grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard.

Yield per plant

1.6 kg per plant

Vinification

Fermentation is made in stainless steel at controlled temperatures; the dried grapes – added to the fresh must in several batches – are de-stemmed and selected by hand. During maceration, the dried grapes release their extraordinary legacy of sweetness, freshness, and a very personal aroma.

Maturing

5 months in vats 6 years in bottle

Residual sugar

203 g/l

Alcohol and analytical data

alcohol: 14.13%
total acidity: 16 g/l
pH: 3.82

Ageing potential

Over 30 years.

First vintage

1989

Artistic label

From the Arabic “Son of the Wind” because the wind blows constantly among the clusters on Pantelleria. A special label has been dedicated to the limited edition, that draws on the narrative thread of the classic label, reinterpreting and enhancing it. The love, care and effort of heroic viticulture are illuminated by golden rays, in a sweet and elegant portrait. Ben Ryé 2008, a special edition of Passito di Pantelleria Donnafugata, on which Giacomo Rallo is proud to put his signature.

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Ben Ryè 2008
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