Tasca d'Almerita Grillo Cavallo delle Fate 2013 Front Label
Tasca d'Almerita Grillo Cavallo delle Fate 2013 Front Label

Tasca d'Almerita Grillo Cavallo delle Fate 2013

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750ML / 13% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

A classic Sicilian variety, Grillo hails from northwestern Sicily and is historically linked as one of the main components of Marsala, the island's famous fortified wine.

The tasting profile yields a lime-zest citrus, herbal tones, and a compelling saline backbone. Fresh and snappy acidity emerge as a through-line from start to finish.

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Here's a crisp, delicious white that opens with aromas of tropical fruit, pear and stone fruit. The savory palate offers juicy white peach, pineapple and nectarine flavors that are accented by intense mineral notes and supported by a backbone of zesty acidity.
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For eight generations, the Tasca d’Almerita family has been devoted to Sicily, its land, its unique nature and its surprising and inimitable resources. Their story began in 1830 with the purchase of Tenuta Regaleali, a green oasis spanning nearly 550 hectares in the center of the island where 8 generations have fostered the past, present and future of Sicilian winemaking. Regaleali is an unpredictable and breathtaking place, even for the experienced traveler. Luscious hills roll endlessly in several shades of green, with vineyards unlike any other in the world. “Nordic” features in the deep south, like the perceptible diurnal temperature excursions between day and night, the mountainous context, and the quality of the light render this place a winemaking paradise. A mosaic of exposures, mixed soils and elevations create a proper outdoor viticulture laboratory where 25 red and white varietals are planted across 382 hectares of vines. In the year 2000, after more than 150 years of leading Sicily’s efforts in sustainable agriculture and advancing quality wine production at Tenuta Regaleali, Alberto Tasca (8th generation family and current CEO of Tasca d’Almerita) turned his eyes toward a new endeavor in the Tasca Family’s efforts to conserve and promote the very best of their island.  With a strong patrimony at his back, Alberto Tasca boldly extended the Tasca family name to four other prestigious Sicilian winegrowing regions, creating the current portfolio of estates: Tenuta Capofaro on the Aeolian island of Salina; Tenuta Tascante on the living volcano that is Mt. Etna; Tenuta Whitaker on the Phoenician island of Mozia; and Tenuta Sallier de La Tour in the DOC Monreale.

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