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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Lamùri, or "love" in Sicilian dialect, is Tasca d'Almerita's most luscious, fruit-forward, and youthful Nero d'Avola. Made from 100% Nero d'Avola, from 10-15 year old vines grown in sandy soils. The unique micro-climate provides Lamuri its pleasant freshness and elegance. Aged in 20% new and 80% second and third passage French barriques for 12 months for extra finesse, Lamúri is also refined in bottle for three months before release.
"Readers will find a more elegant, refined expression of Nero d'Avola in Regaleali’s 2005 Nero d’Avola Lamuri. This silky-textured red reveals an almost Pinot-like expression of red fruits, flowers, spices and toasted oak. Here the fruit is especially perfumed, while the finessed tannins frame the fruit with uncommon grace. It is a terrific effort that demonstrates the level of excellence Nero d'Avola can reach with attentive work in the vineyard. The wine also benefits from a relatively high-altitude site. The cool evenings provide balance to the hot daytime temperatures resulting in a wine of notable elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012.
The Wine Advocate
It was 1830 when brothers Lucio and Carmelo Mastrogiovanni Tasca bought the former stronghold
of Regaleali, which lies on the borderline of the provinces of Palermo and Caltanissetta and in the
heart of Sicily. Much has changed since then: the introduction of the use of espalier, the complete
restructuring of the cellars, the use of finished barrels for ageing, and the complete...Read More About Tasca d'Almerita
Sicily makes a lot o' wine. From Marsala, the sweet, fortified wine of the region, to up-and-coming Nero d'Avola, this hot and hilly region is diverse. Sicily was at one time more quantity focused than quality, and while it's still producing a great deal of wine, the quality coming out is much better. With poor soil (great for grapes), warm sunshine, little...Read More About Sicily
the warm island off the coast of Italy, has found its grape hero. Nero d'Avola
has long been the indigenous grape variety of the area, but was originally relegated
as a blending agent to add color and body to other wines of the region. In the
past few decades, Nero d'Avola has come into...Read More About Nero d'Avola
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