Sicilia - DONNAFUGATA
Someone who identifies a lot in his wines, is a woman winemaker, but also believes in art and wine, with profound thoughts and feminist activism, to make a perfect wine. José Rallo, responsible for the management control and communication guide, a woman-entrepreneur able to get involved by presenting her wines also as a singer. Receives the Bellisario 2002 Prize for his contribution to the enhancement of female entrepreneurship. The name Donnafugata refers to the novel by Tomasi di Lampedusa the Gattopardo. A name that means "woman on the run" and refers to the story of a queen who found refuge in that part of Sicily where the company vineyards are located today. An event that inspired the company logo: the image of the head of a woman with her hair in the wind that stands out on every bottle.
Mille e Una Notte - Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah e altre uve
The palace shown on the label is the one where Queen Maria Carolina fled from Naples and was the favorite home of the writer Tomasi di Lampedusa in Santa Margherita Belice. Gabriella Anca Rallo - founder of Donnafugata together with her husband Giacomo - captures the image and embeds it in a sky of "A Thousand and One Nights" full of stars and full of promises. The strong and passionate character has inspired the mâitre chocolatier Ernst Knam in the creation of the "Mille e una Notte and peperoncino" pralines.