Goddess Vulcano Nerello Mascalese Etna Rosso DOC 2018
lava soil with sandy texture
Donnafugata was born from the commitment and foresight of a family that, with passion, has been able to innovate the style and perception of Sicilian wine in the world.
Giacomo Rallo, the fourth generation of a family with over 160 years of experience in quality wine, founded Donnafugata in 1983 together with his wife Gabriella, a pioneer of viticulture in Sicily. Today his sons José and Antonio lead the company and a team of people oriented towards excellence.
Donnafugata would not be the winery it is today if Gabriella had given it another name.
The name Donnafugata refers to Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel "The Leopard". A name which means "woman on the run" and refers to the story of a queen who found refuge in that part of Sicily where today are located the winery's vineyards. A story which inspired the company's logo: the image of a woman's head with her hair in the wind which is featured on every bottle.
A face which is also the one of Gabriella Rallo, the "donnafugata" who abandons her job as a teacher in order to take care full time of Contessa Entellina's vineyards. One of the first women in Sicily to produce wine in a sector typically dominated by men: a pioneer of quality feminine viticulture.
Etna Rosso DOC "Dea Vulcano" by Donnafugata is a truly surprising wine; blend of nerello mascalese and nerello cappuccio, it is produced on the northern side of Etna and it is aged, for 14 months, partly in tanks and partly in French oak. Perfect for those who want to explore the aromas and flavors of an unexpected Sicily, it is a pleasantly versatile wine, with a clear gastronomic vocation.
Light ruby red in color, Dea Vulcano offers a refined bouquet with notes of red fruit (wild strawberry) and floral hints of violet; delicate tertiary nuances are added including black pepper and sweet tobacco. The palate is fresh and fragrant, soft with well-integrated tannins and a balanced and juicy finish.
over 5 years
Fermentation in steel tanks with maceration on skins for 8-10 days at a temperature of 25° C.
2021 Decanter 91/100