Wine Spectator 88 points - Juicy pear and pineapple flavors mix in this light-bodied, mouthwatering white, with hints of white peach and ginger underscored by a note of chalky minerality that holds sway on the finish. Catarratto, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon and Traminer Aromatico. Drink now through 2019. 30,000 cases made.
(Jun 15 2014)
Experimentation and research, in the vineyards and in the cellar, are expressions of the tendency towards total quality, that we find today in this year’s Leone d’Almerita. The great size of the Regaleali Estate and the crucial overnight thermal excursion of more than 15°C makes it possible to choose which varieties to plant, while ensuring the conservation of the aromatic qualities of the grapes. This is how the new Leone d’Almerita was born - fresh, with an aromatic taste and a clear personality, which combines the aromas and fragrances of Catarratto Bianco and the smoothness of Chardonnay.
|Eight generations of our family are linked to two extraordinary places which are part and parcel of Sicily’s history: the Regaleali estate which now stretches over 500 hectares at the very centre of Sicily; and Villa Tasca (formerly Villa Camastra) in Palermo, heart and soul of the Sicilian capital’s social and cultural life in the late 19th century. Tasca counts have always spearheaded a can-do culture, being the first to introduce any innovations in farming technology and cultivation techniques.
From the late 19th century through the early years of the 20th, Regaleali upgraded and specialised, succeeding in making itself stand out from the under-developed region around to become a model agricultural business. From the mid-20th century onwards, the family firm grew and developed, inventing, producing and distributing the wealth of this land and spreading its values: solidity, consistency and simple hard work. Once established as a wine-growing and -producing concern, the long history of Regaleali’s Rosso del Conte, Nero d’Avola reserve and chestnut-aged Perricone began. And the company’s vocation for exalting Sicily’s culture and land became clear. The immense success of Regaleali Bianco – Sicily’s first true expression of a terroir-linked wine – crowned our achievements.