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Date Printed: 11/20/2014
Tasca d'Almerita Leone d'Almerita 2009
Tasca d'Almerita Leone d'Almerita 2009
(search item no. 108364)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fresh, with an aromatic taste and a clear personality, which combines the aromas and fragrances of Catarratto Bianco and the smoothness of Chardonnay. critical acclaim: "The 2009 Leone d'Almerita is 80% Catarratto and 20% Chardonnay, a blend that works quite nicely. Round, harmonious and impeccably polished from start to finish, this textured white impresses for is refined personality and long, creamy finish. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014." 90 Points The Wine Advocate
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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 renovation of the equipment park - today the most vanguard of Europe - only to mention a few innovations. However, what has never changed in the 180 years of the wineries history is the love of the land, the respect for a noble and ancient art: wine, and the cultivation of the grape in all of its phases. To practice viticulture for many generations means first of all to have clearly understood and interpreted the value and character of this magnificent material above that of the grape, Europe's fruit of life. It is with pride that the Tasca d'Almerita family carries the traditions of yesterday into the future. And it is with the spirit of innovation that the Tasca d'Almerita family faces the challenges of tomorrow already today.