Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria

Donnafugata - 2016
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Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria
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14.5 % vol.
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Ben Ryé is a fascinating, overwhelming and passionate Passito di Pantelleria, among the most popular Italian sweet wines all over the world. It is like a pure dream. The grapes of Zibibbo come from the island of Pantelleria, whose native vines are cultivated in in hollows excavated in the soil and they are called low "alberello pantesco". The low bush vine of Pantelleria has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a 'creative and sustainable practice" and Donnafugata's vinws has reached over 100 years of age. A real rare example.
After careful manual harvesting, the grapes are further selected in the cellar before soft pressing. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at controlled temperatures; the dried grapes - added to the fresh must in several batches - are de-stemmed and selected by hand. During maceration, the dried grapes release their extraordinary legacy of sweetness, freshness and a very personal aroma. Aging takes place in stainless steel for 7 months and at least 12 months in bottle .


With bright amber colour, Ben Ryé surprises with it freshness and complexity. The bouquet is intense and fragrant: typical aromas of apricots and candied citrus zest combined with balsamic scents of Mediterranean scrub and sweet notes of honey and fresh figs. The palate is well defined and intense, with pleasant sweetness well balanced by a fresh vein of acidity and lively sapidity. It finishes with a lingering persistence. We suggest serving it at 14 °C, in tulip-shaped goblets of medium size, slightly bellied; uncork at time of serving.


Extraordinary meditation wine, it is an ideal companion while reading a book or listening to music. It is the crowning of a formal dinner or the sweet conclusion of a first appointment. Its fragrant sweetness makes it the perfect accompaniment to blue or seasoned cheeses, as well as foie gras, caramelized duck, small pastries and ricotta cheese, in addition to chocolates.


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Donnafugata was founded in Sicily by an enterprising family with 160 years’ experience in premium wines. Giacomo Rallo and wife Gabriella, daughter José and son Antonio are engaged in an entrepreneurial project with a focus on attention to detail and synchronizing people and nature to make wines that correspond increasingly more to the potential of this area.

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    pierluigi163210's picture
    Perfetto .il sito dovrebbe avere anche la bottiglia da 0,375 piu pratica quando si è in 3 o 4 persone
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    Thomas146146's picture
    adoro questo vino. il suo sapore di albicocca è superlativo!
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    espeditoderosa142991's picture
    Il passito!!!
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    Estasi (multi)sensoriale...;)
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    andrebell8372092's picture
    migliore passito mai bevuto
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    Dodi Carrasco41428
    Deep and lasting sweet flavour. Would make a perfect dessert selection.
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    Per concluedere al meglio
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    davide scagnelli36713
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    Provato ad Expo. Merita
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