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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Donnafugata Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria
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Donnafugata Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria 2014

Sicily, ItalyAncient describes Ben Rye made with zibibbo grapes, grown on vines trellised using the traditional ‘alberello pantesco,’ a bush-training system on the tiny volcanic island of Pantelleria. The traditional training system was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. The colour is amber orange, suggesting a luscious style, yet it comes with freshness and fine complexity. Twelve separate sites with differing soils and altitudes create this wine. Golden raisins, heady quince, ripe nectarine and dried apricots flood the palate that finishes with a touch of plasticine. Great with Italian olive oil cake or a favourite soft cheese.Tasted: 17 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 42.00 375 private wine shops AB 38.00 375 ON 49.00 375 QC 32.00 375 SAQ Producer: DonnafugataDistributors: Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc.
Varietal: ZibbiboCSPC: 103036UPC: 8000852100325