Donnafugata 2020 Sherazade DOC- Nero d’Avola


Variety: Nero d’Avola

Producer: Donnafugata

Region: Sicily, Italy

Vintage: 2020



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Ageing: 4 months in tanks and 3 months in bottles

Sherazade, fascinating female protagonist of the Arabian Nights has a fruity flesh voice, wrapped in a spicy drape, that tells you the fairy tale of this masterpiece of Oriental literature. An intensely Mediterranean label in lush Donnafugata style that gives you an unforgettable tasting.

Fresh and Original Collection: Pleasant wines with Sicilian soul. Sherazade 2020 features a red fruit bouquet accompanied by delicate spicy hints and balsamic notes. A pleasant and fragrant Nero D’Avola with caressing tannins: the red you wouldn’t expect, also ideal for the aperitif.

At Contessa Entellina in the heart of western Sicily, the 2020 vintage was less precipitous, with 437 mm of rain compared to the average* of 647 mm. Much of the precipitation was in winter and spring, while the summer was quite dry. The careful management of agronomic practices, from pruning to thinning through to the choice of different harvesting times, ensured that the grapes were healthy and well ripened. The 2020 vintage brought to life wines of good aromatic intensity and excellent acid structure.


The Nero d’Avola, destined to produce Sherazade, was harvested between the half of the month of August and the first week of September.


In stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 6-8 days at a temperature of 24-25 °C (75-79°F). After malolactic fermentation, the wine fines for about 4 months in tanks and then for at least 3 months in the bottle.

Ageing potential 

Three to four years.


We suggest it with fish soup, pizza or classic tomato spaghetti. Serve it in goblets of medium size; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 15 – 16°C (59- 61° F).

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With bright ruby red color with violet reflections, Sherazade 2020 presents a fruity bouquet with hints of plum and cherry flanked by delicate spicy notes (black pepper) and balsamic hints. On the palate the fruity notes return smoothly, a red of great softness and excellent freshness. The caressing tannin completes this fragrant and pleasant wine.