Wine Tasca d'Almerita, "Tascante" Ghiaia Nera, Sicilia DOC
Reviews of purchase Tasca d'Almerita, "Tascante" Ghiaia Nera, Sicilia DOC
Wine rich ruby-red color.
Rich, beautifully structured wine taste reveals notes of ripe fruit, flowers, spices, excellent tannins and a seductive finish.
The wine has an intense aroma with floral notes of violets and lavender.
The wine goes well with red meat (braised, grilled), poultry, pasta with meat sauce, mushroom risotto, mature and blue cheeses.
"Tascante" - an innovative, exciting wine, unique in its origin. Firstly, the wine is made from atypical monosepazhnyh wine varieties Nerello Maskaleze. This late-ripening variety, with high tannin, often used blended with Nero d'Avola. "Our family has always been of the opinion that we need a special way to maintain local varieties. For Nerello somehow did not have time. Now the time has come.. ..We want to make a big, exciting wine from it, "- said the Count Giuseppe Tasca. The second feature is undoubtedly the terroir, the choice of which is directly related to the varietal characteristics Nerello. Tasca family planted them in 1960 on the terraces of volcanic origin on the northern slope of Mount Etna, at an altitude of 750 meters. Black volcanic soil, stone walls of volcanic rock, great biodiversity in chestnut and oak forests around, "dug" ancient lava ditch overgrown with moss and lichen - this is the landscape, which is divided among vineyards, maintain, which is possible only by mechanical means. Many people are surprised choice is the northern slope for planting grapes, but it is by no means accidental. Experienced winemakers Tasca d'Almerita experimented a lot with the variety Nerello and noticed that "Nerello somehow loses its identity when it gets too much sun."
First released in 2008, "Taskante", the name that combines the words "Tasca" and "Etna", written in reverse order, lovers of Sicilian wines shows the other side of Sicily, not rounded and soft, but more powerful, tannic, powerful and, definitely a very interesting and original!
History Conte Tasca d'Almerita begins in 1830, when brothers Don and Don Lucio Tasca acquired Carmelo Mastrodzhiovanni Regaleali former fortress, which is located on the border between the provinces of Palermo and Kaltanisetta, in the heart of Sicily. Regaleali name comes from the Arabic "RahalAli" - farm Ali.
Much has changed since then, but remain unchanged love for the area, respect for tradition, the cultivation of grapes and a remarkable production of high quality wines. Tasca d'Almerita company has existed for over 150 years, today it is known worldwide for its wines regularly receive awards at various competitions. Land farm consists of 500 hectares, 360 of which are given over to vineyards. They are located at an altitude of 400 to 750 meters above sea level.
The local climate has unique characteristics, it allows you to collect a late harvest, making wine acquire unique tone. In the year produced 3 million. Bottles. The motto of the economy reads: "Tradition and innovation". Tasca d'Almerita owners care about the traditions and keeping pace with the times. They are used in the production of advanced equipment, thus solving, issues of tomorrow, today.
The estate Tasca d'Almerita constantly being zonal research and work on the selection of clones. In accordance with the results of their annual planted new vines. In addition, there are experimental estate vineyards where the grapes are compared from around the world (Italian, Greek, Spanish, French, etc.), as well as test new rootstocks and new clones of autochthonous and international varieties. With four artificial lakes vineyards never suffer from hot and dry sirocco wind that sometimes raging hot Sicilian summer. The quality of wine that will get at the winery, laid it in the vineyards, and technology can only emphasize what is given by nature.