2012 Donnafugata Ben Rye

2012 Donnafugata Ben Rye

Bright amber, Ben Ryé 2012 shows an ample and round bouquet characterized by pleasant mineral hints: balsamic and salty scents combine with the classic aromas of fresh apricots and candied orange peel. Mineral notes, more intense on the palate, together with a fresh vein of acidity, enliven the caressing sweetness of this Passito di Pantelleria. A complex and rewarding wine that surprises with its very long persistence.

Pairings: Enjoy with blue or aged cheeses, with dried fruit based pastry (almond paste) and apple pies. Try it with chocolate, gianduja or ‘De Bondt Ryé’ pralines. Extraordinary alone, as a meditation wine. Serve it in tulip-shaped goblets of medium size, slightly bellied; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 14° C (57° F).

92 points Wine Spectator: A rich and mouthwatering dessert wine, with expressive baked peach, nectarine pâte de fruit, green tea, meringue and candied ginger flavors. There's real drive to this wine, and the fruit and spice notes ring out on the long finish. Drink now through 2027

  • Vintage:2012
  • Country:Italy
Price: $43.00
Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 375ml
Region Sicily
Sub Region Passito di Pantelleria
Department Dessert/Port/Sauterne
Varietal No
Designation DOP