Tasca d'Almerita Lamuri Nero d'Avola Sicilia 2005

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

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Item No. 99146
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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. "
90 Points

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(9/28/2010)
We had this wine with a pasta and pesto sauce. It stood up; more than that, it flourished. This will be good sipping or with most hearty foods. For the combination of taste and price, this is one of the best. I just ordered several more bottles.
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Learn About Tasca d'Almerita

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...

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Learn About Sicily

(SIH-sih-lee) 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...

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Learn About Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola (NEH-roe Dah-VOE-lah) Sicilian Style 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...

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