Donnafugata - Lighea '19

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DONNAFUGATA - LIGHEA - Zibibbo Secco Sicilia DOC

An aromatic Mediterranean white

Lighea has a bright straw yellow color with greenish reflections. The nose offers a rich and fragrant bouquet where the typical notes of orange blossom merge with hints of citrus (cedar and bergamot) and exotic fruit (lychee). The fruity and floral notes return in the mouth accompanied by a marked freshness, with good persistence and a pleasant mineral finish.

Food & wine

Recommended with all types of oily fish, baked pasta in white sauce, fried fish.

Excellent at 9 - 11°C/48 - 52°F°


Zibibbo Sicilia DOC


  • Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria)

Production zone

Island of Pantelleria (South-Western Sicily)


  • 92/100              91

  •    Gold-Best of show Sicily white

Yield per hectar

5 - 6 t (2 - 2.4 t/acres)


Fermentation took place in stainless steel at a temperature of 14-16°C (57-61° F).


in tanks for two months and at least three months in bottle before release.

Alcohol and analytical data

alcohol: 12.45%
total acidity: 5.6 g/l
pH: 3.30

Ageing potential

Four to five years.

First vintage



Food & wine

Food and wine pairings

Mussels au gratin   Mussels au gratin

Pasta con le sarde (Pasta in sardine sauce)   Pasta con le sarde (Pasta in sardine sauce)

Linguine with wild asparagus   Linguine with wild asparagus

Chilled fresh fava bean soup with rosemary croutons   Chilled fresh fava bean soup with rosemary croutons

Spaghetti with prawns and capers   Spaghetti with prawns and capers

Artistic label

“From the disheveled tresses the color of the sun, seawater flowed over the green, wide-open eyes.” Thus Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa describes Lighea, the bewitching siren and principal figure in his novel. She has inspired the creation of a complex and innovative wine and an equally original label. “It was not easy to print this label”, Gabriella (founder of Donnafugata, with her husband Giacomo) recalled, “and preserve the thousand shadings of colors of Pantelleria Island, painted in the original drawing.”


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