8 Generations of Winemaking Excellence!
The challenge of making great wine comes with the equally, potentially greater task of growing great grapes. In the world of viticulture you’ve only one chance a year to get things right. For Sicily’s Tasca Family, 8 generations and 200 years affords them an unparalleled experience in coaxing the best from their vines to deliver brilliance
in your glass.
Today’s wine hails from Italy’s famous island, born from the Tasca Family’s oldest and arguably their most recognized estate, Regaleali. A farm dating back to 1830 with over 1200 acres dedicated to a host of agricultural practices, including a portion under vine. It was here the Tasca family doubled down on their commitment to wine and began turning heads for their innovative farming techniques. A long 41 year bet that would pay off in 1871 with a Regaleali wine earning a Medal of Honor at the famous Siracusa Expo in Sicily. The first of many glowing accolades that would come the Tasca family’s way. Fast forward to today, the large Tasca family has an unrivaled presence throughout every major province of Sicily. Representing every major viticultural zone, maintaining proven practices and advancing new initiatives in the name of excellent wine.
Tasca d’Alimerita’s Regaleali Lamuri 2014 is a 100% Nero d’Avola crafted from high elevation vineyards, aged in a combination of new & used French oak barrels for 12 months prior to bottle resting for an additional 3. The resulting wine is a remarkable representation of Nero d’Avola’s potential. A precocious aroma of dark berry medley, layers of sweet spice and a touch of ‘umani’ coupled to a medium full bodied wine with a luscious texture. “Lamuri” translates to “Love”, whether you believe it to be a love for winemaking or a serious love of family (really though 8 generations is a long time to stick together) we bet you’re going to love this wine. Beyond our own praise for this bottling, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate bestowed a 92 review and considering this wine is On Sale at $16.99/btl…simply put, there’s no reason to ignore this stuff!