Tasca d'Almerita Leone d'Almerita 2011
White Blends from Sicily, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Bright, straw yellow with green reflections. This wine has a bouquet of pink grapefruit, citrus flowers, white peach, and pineapple. There is great personality here - it is pleasantly soft, yet richly intense and crispy.
"Tasca's 2011 Leone d'Almerita wraps around the palate with juicy apricots, peaches, flowers and spices. This intriguing blend incorporates Catarratto, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc and a dollop of Gewurztraminer. The aromatic varieties add an upper register that is highly appealing. I can't say the Leone is identifiably Sicilian, but it is absolutely delicious, and easily one of the very best whites in what has proven to be an uneven vintage. This is a great showing from Tasca."
The Wine Advocate
Light & Crisp
What a wonderful wine to bring me out of the winter doldrums! A subtle nose of honeysuckle, apricot, and white peach with something mineral to temper it entices you to your first sip. Juicy acidity lures you to sip after sip until very suddenly until your class is gone! Just barely off dry with lots of fruity deliciousness. This one is going into my spring— summer rotation.
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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
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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