Leone d'Almerita from the famous Sicilian producer Tasca d'Almerita. A fine wine made from a selection of typical Sicilian and Italian grapes grown at high altitudes on Sicily. A bright straw yellow wine with a concentrated and complex aroma cultivated at the Regaleali Estate.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane IGT|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Grapes||Catarratto 58%, Pinot Bianco 16%, Sauvignon 15% e Traminer Aromatico 11%|
|Maturation||4 months in stainless steel tanks on the yeast.|
|Bouquet||Expresses a wide and varied olfactory spectrum: grapefruit, white peach, green apple, pineapple and citrus fruit in general.|
|Taste||Fresh, pleasantly soft, rich, intense and fragrant. It closes with a pleasant sensation of sweet and ripe fruit.|
|Pairs with||Steamed fish appetizers, aperitif, cold cuts and salami, spaghetti with clams, mussels, shellfish, white meats, fresh cheeses, pasta with fish. Serve at 8-10 C.|
The vines for the Leone d'Almerita white wine grow in various Tasca d'Almerita vineyards at the Regaleali Estate south of Palermo in central Sicily at altitudes between 500 m and 900 m. An area where exposure, altitude, atmospheric temperature range and ventilation all come together to determine the precious interplay between plant and soil which give wines with freshness, complexity and elegance.
The grapes were manually harvested, carefully sorted, destemmed and pressed followed by fermentation for 15 days. After fermentation the wine was matured in steel vats for 4 months in the lees. The wine is mainly made with the Catarratto variety, blended with Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer grapes for structure, aroma and acidity.
Longevity 3-5 years.