Donnafugata 2020 Angheli DOC – Cabernet – Merlot

$44.00

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Producer: Donnafugata

Region: Sicily, Italy

Vintage: 2018

 

 

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Description

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

“… of loves and ladies, knights and arms…”. Would that be Angelica of Orlando Furioso fleeing on the horse portrayed on the label? Donnafugata has many “women in flight;” each of these have a past of history and tradition but, for sure, a future of softness and seduction.

A soft red with an international taste Angheli 2018 offers an enchanting bouquet with fruity and spicy notes. Fragrant on the palate with soft tannins. A versatile red for pairing with food, with great balance between structure and pleasantness

Harvesting

Manual harvesting of grapes into crates with careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard. The harvest of the grapes destined for Angheli began in the second half of August with the Merlot and ended on September 19th with the picking of the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vinification

A further selection is carried out in the cellar, thanks to a latest generation destemmer, able to discard the green and overripe berries that might still be on the clusters. Fermentation in stainless steel and maceration on the skins for about 11-13 days at a temperature of 28°C (82° F). Ageing in French oak barriques (second passage) for about 12 months and at least 24 months in bottle.

Ageing potential 

Over 8 years.

Match

With cured meat, meat balls in tomato sauce, grilled red meats, roasted chicken and duck; delicious with lamb chops. When it is served in large glasses with a wide bowl it can be uncorked at time of serving, otherwise a couple of hours in advance. Excellent at 16-18°C (60 – 64 °F).

Additional information

Notes

With an intense ruby red color, Angheli 2018 shows a fragrant bouquet of red fruit (plum and black cherry) combined with elegant spicy hints (cinnamon and nutmeg) and delicate hints of tobacco. On the palate it is
enveloping with soft tannins and excellent persistence. A red with an international flavor with a great balance between structure and pleasantness.