The label displays the face of a woman, mysterious and fleeting, like the Elymian civilization. Anthilia is the name, given in the Roman period, to the city of Entella on the crest of the Rocca. Anthilia is also the name of a wine that is identified with the ancient territory where it originates. It is the first wine to have been conceived at Donnafugata and it remains today a special favorite of many admirers. Anthilia is a blend of Catarratto, Ansonica, and other grapes according to the vintage. The grapes are soft pressed. The must is fermented at controlled temperatures and the wine ages in the bottle for at least two months before release on the market.
The wine shows a precise personality of fruity and floral sensations, round and elegant. Notes of yellow peaches, plums and scents of the Mediterranean vegetation. On the palate, tastiness and softness unite. Perfect if combined with lightly smoked fish, crustaceans, anchovies and introductory dishes. Excellent with tuna salad, eggplant rolls and stuffed mussels.
Tasting Date: March 2012
Tasting Date Price: $13.99