Ben Ryé Donnafugata 2015

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Ben Ryé Donnafugata 2015

Sicily, Italy Rating:
Cost: ~ $45 Jess – 3.5/5
Rating: 94 – Wine Enthusiast Travis – NA


Ben Ryé Italian Dessert Wine


Winemaker Notes:

Made from Zibibbo grapes, grown on vines trained using the traditional “alberello pantesco” bush-training system, awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO, Ben Ryé 2015 has a brilliant amber color.  

~ Donnafugata Wines

Wine Notes:

  • Winery: Donnafugata
  • Denomination: Passito di Pantelleria DOC
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Varietal/Blend: 100% Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria)
  • Fermenting/Aging: 7 months in Stainless steel, 12 months in the bottle

Tasting Notes:


Produced on Island of Pantelleria (south-western Sicily) 

1st harvest in Aug. is withered 3 – 4 weeks to concentrate the sugars and aromas. normal sept harvest in Sept – grapes are fermented and dried grapes are added several times 

Potential again of up to 30 years! 

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