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Wine "Ben Rye", Passito di Pantelleria DOC, 2015, 375 ml

$ 83
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RP 94
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Tasting Notes


Wine bright amber color.


Taste wine complex, rich and luxurious, with a pleasant sweetness, fresh acidity and minerality. The finish is soft, enveloping.


In the circular, bright flavor of wine classic notes of fresh apricot and candied orange peel harmoniously interwoven with balsamic and savory undertones.


Wine combined perfectly with spicy cheese, foie gras, wafer rolls with ricotta and chocolate chips, chocolate desserts. Also, the wine is excellent as an independent beverage.

Interesting Facts

The name of the wine "Ben Rie" in Arabic means "son of the wind", indicating that the wind, walking in the vast Pantelleria, which gives this wine an extraordinary freshness of taste. Soil, which grows grapes for "Ben Rie" - volcanic, very rich in minerals. The climate on the island of Pantelleria is ideal for growing grapes: mild winter and summer, significant fluctuations in temperature between day and night, so the grapes are often collected at night to heat does not cause premature fermentation berries. The grapes are harvested from 11 different parts of the island at different times. The first crop is harvested in mid-August, the 2012 collection began on August 17. Vintage podvyalivayut leave the hot Sicilian sun, he is blown scorching wind for 20-30 days. In September, collect a second crop of berries, squeeze them gently and placed in stainless steel tanks for fermentation. During the fermentation of the matter is added slightly dried berries that are manually separated from the ridges. This allows you to add a la carte wine with surprising freshness and sweetness taste. The wine is aged 7 months in vats and then another 12 months in bottles.
Vintage 2012 received the status of "Vino dell'Eccellenza" ("Wine - Perfection") from the "I Vini d'Italia 2015 - L'Espresso".

Wine "Ben Rye" inspired by famous masters to create chocolate Cecilia (Cecilia) and Paul de Bond (Paul De Bondt) to come up with a special chocolate - "De Bondt Rye" with amazing fillings soaked in wine, "Ben Rye" figs, almonds and gelled wine .

With the Italian economy Donnafugata name translates as "the woman fled." There is a legend about the escape of Queen Maria Carolina, who had fled from Naples and found its home in the small town in the heart of Santa Margherita Belice Valley, in the palace under the stars. Also, thanks to this event on many labels depicting the head of a woman with hair flowing.

Rallo dynasty for 150 years engaged in the production of the best wines of Sicily. On the basis of family tradition and the company was founded more modern format - Donnafugata. In this Sicilian family is always a party atmosphere. During the harvest in the vineyards of Donnafugata satisfied night music festival. Most of the vineyards are located in the south-east of Sicily, in the area of ​​Contessa Entellina. Grapes in Donnafugata going at night; the farm using solar energy, which is due to solar cells is converted into electricity. Also deserves special attention the company's website Donnafugata, which is considered one of the best sites among winemakers in Italy!


  • Color depth: moderate
  • Body/Saturation: full-bodied
  • Serving temperature: 10–12 °С
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  • Aging potential: 10 years
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