Wine Tasca d'Almerita, "Leone", Sicilia Bianco IGT, 2012
Wine golden straw color.
The wine has a complex, brilliant, enveloping taste with silky tannins and hints of menthol in the final.
Light and fresh aroma of the wine is filled with subtle notes of gooseberry, citrus, melons, herbs and minerals.
Wine is served as an aperitif, it is recommended in combination with appetizers, pasta, seafood and grilled fish.
Quality wine "Leon" is the fruit of experimentation and research, which took place as in the vineyards and cellars. Due to the size of vineyards Tasca d'Almerita born unique blend of grapes Katarrato with four other white varieties, which were born as a result of fresh, fragrant wine with excellent structure. Grapes for wine "Leon" is grown on the hills at an altitude chosen from 500 to 900 meters above sea level. The big difference between day and night temperatures are allowed to get a fresh, juicy grapes with very good acidity. When manufacturing a cold fermented wine used at 14-16 ° C for 15 days. Malolactic fermentation is not carried out. Lees aging is carried out in stainless steel vats for 4 months. Storage capacity of this wine - 5 years.
History Tasca d'Almerita begins in 1830, when brothers Don and Don Lucio Tasca acquired Carmelo Mastrodzhiovanni Regaleali former fortress, which is located on the border between the provinces of Palermo and Kaltanisetta, in the heart of Sicily. Regaleali name comes from the Arabic "RahalAli" - farm Ali.
Much has changed since then, but remain unchanged - the love of the area, respect for tradition, the cultivation of grapes and a remarkable production of high quality wines. Company Tasca D'Almerita has existed for over 150 years, today it is known worldwide for its wines regularly receive awards at various competitions. Land farm consists of 500 hectares, 360 of which are given over to vineyards. They are located at an altitude of 400 to 750 meters above sea level.
The local climate has unique characteristics, it allows you to collect a late harvest, making wine acquire unique tone. In the year produced 3 million. Bottles. The motto of the economy reads: "Tradition and innovation." Tasca d'Almerita owners care about the traditions and keeping pace with the times. They are used in the production of advanced equipment, thus solving, issues of tomorrow, today.
The estate Tasca d'Almerita constantly being zonal research and work on the selection of clones. In accordance with the results of their annual planted new vines. In addition, there are experimental estate vineyards where the grapes are compared from around the world (Italian, Greek, Spanish, French, etc.), as well as test new rootstocks and new clones of autochthonous and international varieties. With four artificial lakes vineyards never suffer from hot and dry sirocco wind that sometimes raging hot Sicilian summer. The quality of wine that will get at the winery, laid it in the vineyards, and technology can only emphasize what is given by nature.