Tancredi, the historic red of the Sicilian winery Donnafugata, is renewed and wears the Dolce&Gabbana creativity, in a limited and numbered edition of the 2016 vintage.
Inspired by the homonymous character of Il Gattopardo, Tancredi stands out with a packaging that combines tradition and modernity. Gold, blue and baroque-inspired lines refer to the prestige of the aristocracy, while red, green and geometries evoke the revolutionary values that established themselves in Sicily after the unification of Italy.
Tancredi enriches the range of wines born from the collaboration between Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata, after Rosa, the original rosé with fruity and floral flavours. Love for tradition, respect for the homeland, attention to detail and craftsmanship are the values that these two excellences of Made in Italy have in common.
This prestigious red is re-proposed in a limited edition of the 2016 vintage with 8,013 bottles. Tancredi is a native and international wine. Born in 1990 from an innovative blend for those years, Nero d’Avola and Cabernet Sauvignon, the limited edition of Tancredi, in addition to the original blend, is enriched with Tannat grapes.
Produced from the Contessa Entellina estate, after maturation in oak and even longer bottle ageing, the special edition stands out for its enveloping Mediterranean personality: the fruity, balsamic and spicy aromas make this wine passionate and undoubtedly Sicilian.
- Collection: Dolce&Gabbana and Donnafugata, extraordinary ambassadors of Sicilian culture. When you desire creativity and craftsmanship.
- Denomination: Terre Siciliane IGT Rosso.
- Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d'Avola; Tannat and other varieties.
- Production area: Donnafugata Contessa Entellina estate and neighboring territories, in the heart of south-western Sicily; the vineyards are on the hills, on mainly clayey soils.
- The vintage and 2016 harvest: the vintage was characterized by a rather balanced climatic trend, characterized by a mild spring and a summer without excessive heat peaks, allowing the vineyard to continue the vegetative cycle in a balanced way. The careful management of the vineyard guaranteed the reception of healthy and ripe grapes into the cellar, a premise of quality and long-lived wines. The harvest began in the first ten days of September with Nero d'Avola, followed by the harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat between the first and second decade of the month.
- Vinification and ageing: fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 14 days at a temperature of 28°-30° C. Aging for 12 months in oak and at least 30 months in bottle before release (October 2020).
- Analysis data: alcohol 13.90 % vol., total acidity: 5.6 g/l., pH: 3.64.
- Tasting notes: with an intense ruby red color, Tancredi 2016 Limited Edition combines notes of red fruit, mulberry and blueberry, with balsamic notes and delicate hints of licorice and sweet tobacco. On the palate it unfolds all its enveloping personality with perfectly integrated tannins and long persistence.
- Ageing potential: to be enjoyed immediately or for collection; if well preserved, its longevity goes beyond 20 years.
- Food & Wine: Tancredi goes perfectly with red meat and game; recommendable also the pairing with tuna or oily fish. It can be uncorked at the moment if served in large glasses, with a wide mouth and good height. Excellent at 18 ° C. Dialogue with creativity: the name Tancredi recalls one of the protagonists of the Leopard, an inexhaustible source of inspiration also for Dolce&Gabbana; in the novel and in the film of the same name, Tancredi is the favorite nephew of the Prince of Salina, precisely because of his charm and ability to adapt to changes. With a passionate and irrefutably Sicilian character, Tancredi was born in 1990 from an innovative blend for that era of a native grape variety with an international one.
Dolce&Gabbana has created the coordinated image of the Limited Edition of this "revolutionary" wine, paying homage precisely to the Leopard, and in particular to the contrast between tradition and modernity that Tancredi summarizes in itself: and if gold, blue and lines sinuous of Baroque inspiration celebrate the splendor of the aristocracy now in decline, red, green and pointed geometric figures refer to the new revolutionary values that are emerging in Sicily after the unification of Italy and which prelude to the contemporary history of the island.