Donnafugata Sherazade

Sicilia, Sicilia DOC

Sherazade 2015 is pleasant and fragrant thanks to its red fruit bouquet and caressing tannins: the red you don't expect, also ideal for the aperitivo.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant ruby red with purple hues, Sherazade 2015 is characterized by a pleasantly fruity bouquet with aromas of strawberries and blackberries, combined with flowery scents of violets. The entry on the palate is full and fleshy, with mulberry and sour cherry notes, pleasantly refreshed by acidic verve. A fragrant red, soft tannins,perfect to sip from the glass.

We suggest it with fish soup, pizza or classic tomato spaghetti.Serve it in goblets of medium size; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 15 -16°C (59-61° F).

Up to the end of June, the 2015 vintage was characterized by a climatic trend that was cooler and rainier than seasonal averages. Overall, from 1 October 2014to 30 September 2015, rainfall reached 763 mm compared to the 656 average of the last 10 years. In July the maximum temperatures recorded were higher than the average values for the period which favored the ripening process of the grapes. The considerable temperature fluctuations between day and night favored the concentration of aromatic precursors in the grapes.

In stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 6-8 days at a temperature of 24-25°C (75-79°F). After malolactic fermentation, the wine fines for about2 months in tanks and then for almost 3 months in the bottle.

ABV: 12.86% Acidity: 5 g/L pH: 3.45

VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning g, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant. Planting density of about 5,000 plants per hectare and yields of about 7.5 tons (3 tons an acre); about 1.4 kg per plant. Altitude from 200 to 600 m a.m.s.l. (656-1,312 ft); hilly orography; clay loam soils with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5 to 7.9) rich in nutritive elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc) and total limestone from 20 to 35%.

Sherazade 2014 is pleasant and fragrant thanks to its red fruit bouquet and caressing tannins: a perfect glass for an aperitif, excellent when served slightly chilled.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant ruby red with purple hues, it offers a bouquet of fragrant red fruit (strawberries and raspberries) enlivened by hints of spices (pepper). The palate is soft and enveloping and perfectly reflects the nose.

The perfect pair with pasta with tomato sauce, grilled fish, various kinds of cold meats and salami and mild cheeses, it is also worth trying with pizza. Serve it in goblets of medium size; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 15 - 16°C (59- 61° F).

The 2014 vintage was characterized by a fairly balanced climatic trend, marked by a relatively mild winter and a cool, rainy spring. Overall, from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014, 620 mm of rainfall was recorded: a slightly lower figure compared to the average of the last 10 years, with rainfall concentrated in the spring months. July and August passed without excesses of heat and with an excellent temperature range between day and night, thus favoring the production of particularly fresh and balanced wines. The Nero d’Avola destined for the production of Sherazade was harvested in the first ten days of September.

Fermentation: in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 6-8 days at a temperature of 24-25 °C (75-79°F).

Aging: after malolactic fermentation, the wine fines for about 2 months in tanks and then for almost 3 months in the bottle.

ABV: 12.78% Acidity: 5.6 g/L pH: 3.46

Soils: clayey with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH7.5 to 8). Total limestone from 20 to 35%. Rich in nutritive elements (potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc).

Training and pruning: VSP (vertical shoot positioning), with wooden stakes and stainless steel wires; cordon spur training, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant.

Yield per hectare: about 7.5 tons (3 tons an acre); about 1.4 kg per plant

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