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Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito Di Pantelleria 2020 £45.95
Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito Di Pantelleria
Donnafugata was founded in Sicily in 1983 by the Rallo family. Today, the company owns three wineries in three different terroirs: Marsala, Contessa Entellina and Pantelleria, occupying a total vineyard area of over 300 hectares.
A modern take on the classic Moscato Passito, the name Ben Ryé derives from the Arabic `Son of the Wind`, after the wind which sweeps round the island. The Zibibbo vines are planted in the traditional style in hollows in the ground and pruned short and cover 68 hectares.
Bright, amber with striking notes of ripe fruit, apricot and peach on the nose that harmoniously blend with salt and mineral nuances. It is sweet and full-flavoured, with a full-bodied mouth feel perfectly balanced by refreshing acidity. A long, elegant finish.