In south-eastern Sicily, Donnafugata chooses an excellent territory for the production of soft red wines with a floral soul - unusual wines capable of innovating the way a red wine is consumed. This is the area of Vittoria, between the Ibleo plateau and the sea, land of a historic and prestigious denomination that includes the first and only DOCG in Sicily: Cerasuolo di Vittoria.
Donnafugata in the territory of Acate boasts 36 hectares, divided into 3 districts (Biddine Soprana, Biddine Sottana and Isola Cavaliere).The soils are of medium texture, tending to sandy, interspersed with calcareous tuffs. The climate is typically Mediterranean temperate, mitigated in summer by a breeze that comes from the sea, as well as good temperature excursions between day and night.
The grapes grown are Nero d’Avola and Frappato. Nero d’Avola, king of the Sicilian red grape varieties, is the most widespread in Sicily, thanks to its strong ability to interact with the environment. In the Vittoria area, it expresses itself with wine of medium structure and particularly fine tannins. Frappato is one of the oldest Sicilian varieties, which loves the typical climate of the DOC Vittoria area, it makes fragrant and floral wines, extremely pleasant on the palate and delicately tannic.
The Vittoria winery has a wine shop and enoteca dedicated to visitors who are welcomed all year round for tastings and guided tours.
The new generation winery, among the farm vineyards, is perfectly integrated into the landscape and offers a suggestive view of the Dirillo river valley.
In this territory, Donnafugata produces Floramundi Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, Bell’Assai Frappato di Vittoria DOC, and Contesa dei Venti Nero d’Avola di Vittoria Doc. Their fermentation is carried out in stainless steel and ageing exclusively in tanks and bottles, in order to obtain crisp wines of exceptional taste.