|Tasca d’Almerita is among just 24 wineries in the world, among the 3 Italians to receive the Green Emblem seal from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, a recognition given by one of the most important critics of the international wine world to those who have shown extraordinary efforts in the search for virtuous agricultural practices in the enological sector, looking at long-term environmental protection and biodiversity protection. |
Wine is an agricultural product and sustainability is a hot topic nowadays. At its core, the movement addresses the needs of the current generation while being respectful of future generations. In other words, it aims to encompass a set of practices that are fundamentally practical while being mindfully maintainable over many years to come.
To mark this prestigious award we’ve assembled a celebratory mixed case of four wines from the Tasca estates. 12 bottles of wine that are perfect for the heat and offer purring value in their class. 3 bottles of each.
$325.95 per case
Tasca d’Almerita 2020 Regaleali Bianco
A pretty bouquet of peach skins, white flowers and hints of raw almond lifts up from the 2020 Bianco Regaleali. It’s round and pliant in feel yet full of lively energy, with brisk acids enlivening its citrus-tinged orchard fruits. The harmony within from start to finish keeps you coming back to the glass for more, as this tapers off remarkably fresh and floral. This is a charming blend of Inzolia, Grecanico, Catarratto and a dollop of Chardonnay. 90 Points Vinous Media
Tenuta Tascante “Buonora” 2019 Etna Bianco
Buonora is Tenuta Tascante’s white wine from Mount Etna’s indigenous Carricante grape variety. Historically prized for its high acidity and abundant productivity, Carricante is a multi-faceted grape that ripens late and gains complexity with ageing. Grapes for the Tenuta Tascanate Buonora are sourced from cool-climate vineyards on the north and east faces of the volcano’s slopes.
“Racy and mineral driven, this opens with delicate but enticing scents of white spring blossom, orchard fruit and citrus. The chiseled, tangy palate features ripe pear, green melon and Meyer lemon, while crisp acidity and mineral notes give great energy.”
91 Points Wine Enthusiast
Tenuta Tascante “Ghiaia Nera” 2017 – Etna Rosso.
Ghiaia Nera is Tenuta Tascante’s demonstration of the possibilities for Nerello Mascalese from Mt Etna. It shows similar qualities to the old-vine Il Tascante, but with softer tannins and a distinctive freshness. This is enhanced by a lighter touch with oak aging. The name means “black gravel,” which describes the volcanic soil of the vineyard.
Wine Enthusiast Editors Choice 92 Points:
“Aromas of wild red berry, rose petal, wet stone, Mediterranean brush and star anise shape the nose on this compelling, vibrant wine. Made with Nerello Mascalese planted in 1961, the wine has a linear, racy palate that’s almost ethereal and loaded with
finesse and energy, delivering sour cherry, pomegranate, licorice and orange zest before a flinty mineral close. Taut, refined tannins and vibrant acidity lend lithe support.” Drink 2024 -2036.
2018 Tasca d’Almerita Perricone Rosso
“The 2018 Perricone Guarnaccio is pretty, perfumed and fresh, bright cherry giving way to a dusting of sweet spice and crushed dried flowers. It’s silky in feel with a more savoury display of red berries on the palate, enlivened by brisk acids as violet florals form toward the close. This tapers off long to purple-tinged fruits, licorice and just a hint of framing tannins. Very nice.”
91 Points Vinous Media.
ONE OF ONLY 24 WINERIES IN THE WORLD
Our Wines / Tuesday, July 6th, 2021