Donnafugata 'Sur Sur' Grillo

£16.95
  • Donnafugata 'Sur Sur' Grillo
  • Donnafugata 'Sur Sur' Grillo

Donnafugata 'Sur Sur' Grillo

£16.95

AVAILABILITY: 9 in stock

Donnafugata Sur Sur Grillo is brilliant straw yellow in colour. On the nose, Sur Sur offers notes of stone fruit, especially peach, combined with intriguing scents of wild flowers, cut grass and mint. The palate is soft and fragrant and offers perfect harmony between aroma and taste.

Grape Grillo
Style Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Floral, Stone Fruit, Herbaceous
Country Italy
Region Marsala, Sicily
Volume 75cl
ABV 13%
Dietary Sustainable

 

About the region and producer

The Rallo family has made wine in Marsala since 1851 and their ancient cellars tunnel beneath the city. They were one of the first families to begin making high-quality table wine when sales of traditional Marsala started to decline, launching the Donnafugata label in 1983 and championing the potential of the region’s native varieties.

Today, Donnafugata has four estates in Sicily: a modern winery and 283 hectares at Contessa Entellina in the hills east of Marsala, 36 hectares in Vittoria towards the south-eastern point of the island, 68 hectares on the island of Pantelleria, and 18 hectares on the slopes of Etna. Donnafugata means ‘fleeing woman’ and is a reference to Queen Maria Carolina, who escaped the court of Naples in the early 19th century with her husband, Ferdinand IV of Bourbon, when Napoleon’s troops arrived. The couple took refuge in Sicily at the Santa Margherita Belice palace, also the favourite residence of celebrated writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and depicted on the ‘Mille e Una Notte’ label.

The wines fuse Sicilian tradition with a modern approach. SurSur is made from Grillo grapes planted on the Contessa Entellina estate and neighbouring areas. 

Visit the Donnafugata website.

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