Tasca d’Almerita ‘Regaleali Le Rose’ Sicilia IGT 2015

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Estate: The Tasca d’Almerita family of estates consists of the Regaleali, Capofaro, and Whitaker estates. The Tasca family has farmed the Regaleali estate since 1837. Today the 8th generation of the family, Count Lucio Tasca, oversees all of the nearly 600 hectares of vineyards along with his sons, Giuseppe and Alberto. The family is committed to sustainability; they are behind the ‘SOStain’ programme, an organization that guides companies towards increasing their sustainability. The name of the wine reflects the “thousands of roses, brought in from all over the world”, that flourish throughout the Regaleali estate.

Philosophy: Passionate about eco-sustainability, the Regaleali estate is nearly completely self-sufficient; all of their food is grown on the estate and they are working toward a carbon neutral rating. Their goal of achieving eco-sustainability “is a self-regulated, pro-active scheme to reach our goals through positive actions both in the short term and in the mid-to-long term” that they achieve using “science, technology and organization”.

Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from the Santa Rosa vineyard at the Regaleali estate from vines planted in 1986. “Fermented in stainless steel tanks and partially macerated with the skins of Nero D’Avola.” Aged for 3 months in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes: Coppery watermelon red in colour with aromas of candied cherry and white pepper. A straightforward, more substantial Rosé with cherry and raspberry flavours complimented by refreshing acidity. Traces of white pepper and candied ginger linger between each sip. Food friendly, a versatile summer pour [or as the importer states “this is what Sicilians enjoy in the summertime”].

100% Nerello Mascalese
Sicilia IGT
Italy
Bottled by Conte Tasca d’Almerita SOC. AGR. a R.L.
12.5% Alcohol
$11
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