Label Lust: Donnafugata Anthìlia

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by

donnafugata anthiliaThere is a real synergy between the label for the Donnafugata Anthìlia, a white wine from Sicily (sent to me as a sample), and what’s inside the bottle. Lush golden hair and a certain type of satisfaction in repose serve as an apt harbinger.

Neither the artwork, nor the Anthìlia, are frilly or gilded. It’s a wine unadorned, without cover, much like the person on the label.

The Anthìlia is a wonderfully fragrant white wine, reminiscent of early-morning scents of a garden you’ve visited or idealized. It has some lushness I’m not accustomed to finding in a summer-weight, seafood and salad-loving wine. Harmonious. The suggested price for the 2013 is $17, and is mainly composed of the indigenous Catarratto grape.

Let’s explore more of Sicily, which is making some of the most exciting and memorable wines I’ve had over the last few years:

Frappato: A Great Dinner Wine

Francesca Planeta on International vs. Indigenous Grapes

What Makes Mount Etna Wines So Special?

Podcast: Interviewing the Authors of “The World of Sicilian Wine”


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5 Responses

  1. Debra C. says:

    That wine sounds delicious. I love a great bottle of wine!

  2. If I came across this bottle in my wine store, having never read this post, I would have purchased for the label (it’s something I’ve been known to do. I also judge books by covers, so all hope is gone for me.) I now will hunt for it until I find it. Thank you for the review.

  3. What a lovely label and equally lovely description of this wine. Will search it out in Portland markets. 🙂

  4. Vincent says:

    You Should try THE sursur of donnafugata bare feets on THE label

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