Donnafugata’s Floramundi is 70 percent Nero d’Avola and 30 percent Frappato, two of Sicily’s commercially important native grape varieties. The wine ferments in stainless steel and ages eight months in tank, then seven in bottle, prior to release.
Like many of Donnafugata’s wines, it benefits from some time in a decanter, at least an hour or two. With air, the fragrance yields both fresh and dried fruit notes — cherry and cranberry, strawberry and plum. The light-bodied wine is animated by peppery notes, and here the fruit flavors darken into something more like black raspberry and black cherry.
It’s a wine to pair with light roasts, dark poultry, or rich tomato braises.
2019 Donnafugata Floramundi Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
13% ABV |about $33 (sample); imported by Folio Fine Wine Partners