Donnafugata 2018 Tancredi Dolce & Gabbana


Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola, Tannat

Producer: Donnafugata

Region: Sicily, Italy

Vintage: 2018



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Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels and 24 months in bottles

Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata reinterpret Tancredi, the winery’s historic red known for its Mediterranean elegance. A perfect ambassador of two excellences that stand for Made in Italy, united by their unconditional love for Sicily, passion for work and attention to detail.

The name Tancredi recalls one of the protagonists of the Leopard, an inexhaustible source of inspiration also for Dolce&Gabbana; in the novel and in the film of the same name, Tancredi is the favorite nephew of the Prince of Salina, precisely because of his charm and ability to adapt to changes. With a passionate and irrefutably Sicilian character, Tancredi was born in 1990 from an innovative blend for that era of a native grape variety with an international one.

Dolce&Gabbana has created the coordinated image of this “revolutionary” wine, paying homage precisely to the Leopard, and in particular to the contrast between tradition and modernity that Tancredi summarizes in itself: and while gold, blue and sinuous lines of Baroque inspiration celebrate the splendor of the aristocracy now in decline, red, green and the geometric figures refer to the new revolutionary values that are emerging in Sicily after the unification of Italy and which prelude to the contemporary history of the island.

Tancredi 2018, intense ruby red color, combines notes of fruit such as plums and blueberries, with delicate spicy hints of liquorice and sweet tobacco. On the palate it unfolds all its enveloping and plentiful personality with perfectly integrated tannins; it ends with a long and elegant persistence.


Manual harvest into crates with selection of bunches per plant.


Fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 14 days at a temperature of 28°-30° C.

Ageing potential 

To be enjoyed immediately or for collection; if well preserved, its longevity goes beyond 20 years.


Tancredi goes perfectly with red meat and game; recommendable also the pairing with tuna or oily fish. It can be uncorked at the moment if served in large glasses, with a wide mouth and good height.

Additional information


With an intense ruby red color, Tancredi 2018 combines notes
of fruit such as plums and blueberries, with delicate spicy hints of liquorice and sweet tobacco. On the palate it unfolds all its enveloping
and plentiful personality with perfectly integrated tannins; it ends with a long and elegant persistence.