Another very pleasant wine experience for any-day wine drinking from the distinguished Donnafugata winery in Sicily. (Bonus: use the QR code on the bottle to find an accounting of the winery’s carbon footprint.) Based on the native Cataratto grape, this white blend begins with aromas of straw, peach, orange and pear. A peachy palate follows, then peach skin on the end-palate with just enough acidity to complement the mild fruit. Sip on its own, with medium-strong cheeses and casual dinners. Highly Recommended (90-94) — BSE

WHO: Donnafugata Winery
WHAT: Cataratto blended with other white grapes
WHERE:  Sicily, Italy
HOW MUCH: $16  (media sample)

About The Author

Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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