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.
Clean, crisp, refreshing. Nice with pizza, antpasti, seafood. Brings to my mind the olive and lemon groves in central Sicily.