Donnafugata - Le Grandi Annate - Ben Ryè 2007 - 2011 - 2015

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Sapling vines with short pruning, on a volcanic soil rich in minerals


Grapes naturally dried under the sun for 20-30 days


7 months in the fermentation tanks and 12 in bottle

sommelier's description

From the Arabic "Son of the Wind" Ben Ryè Donnafugata is a sweet wine that has obtained the designation of Passito Pantelleria AOC. We are facing an extraordinary example of a meditation wine: embracing, harmonious, sweet, cool, soft and warm. Ben Ryè has intense notes of apricot, peach, dried figs and honey that emerge on the nose, as it is interesting to note the structure and complexity that characterizes the taste: a light and harmonious fusion of sweetness, softness and flavor. There are eleven different districts of the island of Pantelleria from which the grapes to produce the Ben Ryè Donnafugata, each of which is characterized by its own microclimate that gives unique. A diversity of terroir also demonstrated by the period of grape harvest: it begins in September with the less precocious; this grape is processed fresh and the same is then added, on several occasions, raisins hand. This is the most delicate stage of the production process of the Ben Ryè Donnafugata; raisins releases its extraordinary sweetness and aroma, giving the Passito Pantelleria those enviable characteristics. Ben Ryè stands for " Son of the Wind"; yes, because the wind is the true protagonist of this island of Sicily, a constant murmur among the clusters of Zibibbo, also known as Moscato d’Alessandria, which carries with it an intense charge perfumes. A perfect accompaniment to blue and aged cheesed, for foie gras, for sweet ricotta cheese and biscuits. A great meditation wine, an excellent companion for a romantic evening or an elegant time to spend reading a book or listening to good music.

Colour Amber yellow almost coppery

Scent Intense fruity notes of dried apricot and peach, figs, dates, honey and pleasing mineral hints

Taste Full, soft and smooth, savory and sweet with a long final of apricot


Gambero Rosso
3 bicchieri
Vitae AIS
Robert Parker
95 / 100
95 / 100
Wine Spectator
93 / 100
James Suckling
92 / 100
The raisin wine Ben Ryé is one of the 50 best wines in the world in the Luca Gardini's opinion

To drink it at its best

Service temp.Little goblet



Little goblet

Perfect for sweet wines, which do not require excessive oxygenation to disclose their intense scents. The small size suggests the service of a smaller amount, as is generally way for these wines

When to drink

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