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: Its name is tied to the history of the family. A tribute to Richard Wagner, who in 1881 finished the third act of “Parsifal” in the gardens of Villa Tasca, inspired by the swans that lived on the lake. A selection of Nero d’Avola, cultivated on the high hills, and Cabernet Sauvignon blended to fully express the potential, elegance, and austerity of the Sicilian grape varieties.
Grape Variety: Nero d’Avola 55% and Cabernet Sauvignon 45%
Alcohol percentage: 14.0%