Vignadorata 2017

Vignadorata 2017

4/5 by Vivino Rating

Grape: Nerello Mascelese
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2017
Format: 75cl
Classification: IGT Terre Sicilliane
Region: Sicilia
Country: Italy





The “Vignadorata” by Enza La Fauci is a Sicilian red wine from the province of Messina, made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes.

this wine shows an intense ruby red color with purplish highlights. Nose full of red fruits on a bed of the typical scents of the Mediterrenean such as thyme and myrtle while also being sapid and persistent. It is a taste of great elegance, which is beautiful to sip and so capable of transporting you to the hills of Faro, a magical place, among the most beautiful and least known in all of eastern Sicily but which can give unique wines with a strong Mediterranean character.

The Grape

Nerello Mascalese is a red grape variety primarily grown in the volcanic soils of Sicily, Italy, particularly on the slopes of Mount Etna & the Peloritani mountains in the Faro DOC. It is considered one of the key indigenous grape varieties of Sicily and is highly prized for its role in producing high-quality, elegant, and age-worthy red wines. Wines made from Nerello Mascalese grapes are known for their bright acidity, moderate tannins, and a complex flavor profile. The wines often display red fruit flavors such as cherries and raspberries, along with herbal and floral notes. The volcanic soil imparts a distinct mineral character to the wines.

The Region

Faro DOC is a wine appellation located in the province of Messina, in the northeastern part of Sicily, Italy. It is one of the lesser-known and smaller wine regions in Sicily. It is known for producing unique and distinctive red wines. The vineyards are located on the slopes of hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The unique terroir of the Faro region, characterized by volcanic soils, sea breezes, and a Mediterranean climate, contributes to the distinctiveness of the wines. The proximity to the sea and the volcanic soils impart minerality and freshness to the wines. These vines are situated at an altitude of 330m above sea level on a clay-limestone mix soil.


Grapes are cold macerated at a controlled temperature prior fermentation with only indigenous yeast. Aged for 18 months in used oak barrels prior release.  Ideal pairing with spicy meat dishes.

Ideal serving temperature –  16°C.