Wine Review: 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa Entellina, Sicily, Italy
I’ve tasted my share of Sicilian Nero d’Avola wines, so trust me when I say the 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa is probably the best example I‘ve had—ever! Many critics compare this grape to Syrah, but this particular example is like no other—rich and intense, yet it has a unique multilayered characteristic that mesmerized my palate. It’s a tannic beauty that packs a punch of dark chocolate, currants and raspberry.
If you have not had a Sicilian wine and want to splurge, spend your dollar on this wine. You won’t be disappointed. Marc and I paired it with a Chanterelle mushroom risotto with bacon wrapped prime tenderloin. What a treat! Decant for two hours before consuming.
Rating: Excellent (95) | $89 | 13.0% ABV