Ben Ryé straw wine - 2020Donnafugata
Donnafugata’s Ben Ryé passito wine is a refined expression of Sicilian winemaking art, a hymn to the uniqueness of a territory with a special climate like that of the island of Pantelleria. Known and appreciated all over the world, it is a sweet passito wine of extraordinary richness and intensity, ideal for moments of meditation and celebration. A perfect companion for Sicilian pastries or to simply enjoy on its own, Ben Ryé encapsulates all the strength and energy of the sun and wind of Pantelleria.
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Ben ryè – Passito of Pantelleria DOC
Produced with Zibibbo grapes from 11 different districts of the island of Pantelleria, Ben Ryé passito wine stands out for its complexity and aromatic intensity. The bunches are hand-picked and subjected to a natural sun drying process for 3-4 weeks, before being immersed in fresh must for fermentation. This meticulous attention to detail results in a wine with a solid structure and enveloping taste, characterized by notes of dates, dried fruit, peach, apricot and a pleasant balance between sweetness and freshness.
The distinctive note of Ben Ryé is its rich and complex bouquet, with nuances of fruit, Mediterranean herbs and a touch of honey. On the palate, the wine is persistent and intense, with an extraordinary balance between sweetness and freshness. This enchanting passito wine is one of the most appreciated sweet wines in the world, with a potential longevity of over 20 years.
Donnafugata is a family winery that represents the artisanal and creative excellence of Made in Italy in the world. For five generations, Donnafugata has been committed to producing quality wines, with particular attention to small, valuable productions from unique territories and vineyards. Founded in 1983 by Giacomo Rallo and his wife Gabriella, the company is today led by their children José and Antonio, who continue to produce wines that convince enthusiasts and collectors around the world.
Donnafugata is famous for its tailor-made care and respect for the environment, as well as its unique, pleasant and elegant style. The company’s artistic labels tell with a fantastic and feminine language the colors of Sicily and the character of its wines. With Ben Ryé passito wine, Donnafugata celebrates the love, care and hard work of heroic viticulture on a unique and fascinating island like Pantelleria.