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.
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... View More