Tasca d'Almerita Leone d'Almerita 2007

White Blends from Sicily, Italy

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Item No. 99962
  • W&S90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Named after Tasca d'Almerita's coat of arms, Leone is extremely fresh and aromatic, thanks to the incredible variety of soils and the temperature range between day and night at the Regaleali Estate. Leone combines the aromas of the indigenous Catarratto Bianco with the smoothness of Chardonnay. A 15 day cold fermentation at 63°F is carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. To preserve its freshness and fruitiness, malolactic fermentation is not carried out, and the wine is refined on the lees for five months in stainless steel tanks.

Intense straw yellow in color with green hues, Leone offers a lovely, aromatic bouquet of pink grapefruit, apple, white peach, banana and pineapple. Fruity with balanced acidity, Leone is best enjoyed well chilled with antipasti, fried calamari, spaghetti with clams, roasted white meats, and vegetables. Also pairs nicely with Thai cuisine.

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of catarrato and chardonnay, this balance flavors of ripe apricot and yellow plum with a firm minerality. It's warm and generous through the finish. Pour a bottle alongside grilled orata."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/30/2010)
Clean, crisp, refreshing. Nice with pizza, antpasti, seafood. Brings to my mind the olive and lemon groves in central Sicily.
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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 Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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Winemaker's Notes Bright, straw yellow with green reflections. Offers a bouquet of pink grapefruit, citrus flowers, white peach, and pineapple. ...
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