There is a real synergy between the label for the Donnafugata Anthìlia, a white wine from Sicily (sent to me as a sample), and what’s inside the bottle. Lush golden hair and a certain type of satisfaction in repose serve as an apt harbinger.
Neither the artwork, nor the Anthìlia, are frilly or gilded. It’s a wine unadorned, without cover, much like the person on the label.
The Anthìlia is a wonderfully fragrant white wine, reminiscent of early-morning scents of a garden you’ve visited or idealized. It has some lushness I’m not accustomed to finding in a summer-weight, seafood and salad-loving wine. Harmonious. The suggested price for the 2013 is $17, and is mainly composed of the indigenous Catarratto grape.
Let’s explore more of Sicily, which is making some of the most exciting and memorable wines I’ve had over the last few years: