Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa

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. 

 

Marc Hinton

Chanterelle mushroom risotto with bacon wrapped prime tenderloin

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

Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa

 

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About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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