Producer: Tasca d'Almerita
For eight generations, the Tasca d’Almerita family has been devoted to Sicily, its land, its unique nature, and its surprising and inimitable resources. Their story began in 1830 with the purchase of Tenuta Regaleali, a green oasis spanning nearly 550 hectares in the center of the island where 8 generations have fostered the past, present, and future of Sicilian winemaking. Regaleali is an unpredictable and breathtaking place, even for the experienced traveler. Luscious hills roll endlessly in several shades of green, with vineyards unlike any other in the world. “Nordic” features in the deep south, like the perceptible diurnal temperature excursions between day and night, the mountainous context, and the quality of the light render this place a winemaking paradise. A mosaic of exposures, mixed soils, and elevations create a proper outdoor viticulture laboratory where 25 red and white varietals are planted across 382 hectares of vines.
Tasting Notes: In 1984 Count Giuseppe Tasca d’Almerita decided to celebrate his 50 year anniversary with his wife Franca by making a wine that will tell the story of his family and the Estate. Tue unique composition of the varieties provides a sense of romanticism to this wine. Created from a blend of Inzolia and Sauvignon Tasca Selection, a variety selection that has been cultivated at Regaleali since World War I. Tue use of local yeasts ties this wine even more to the territory it comes from. Fresh, young, and surprisingly prone to longevity, balance the tertiary aromas with the intensity of the fruit.
Grape Variety: Inzolia 66%, Sauvignon Tasca 34%.
Alcohol percentage: 12.5%