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Tasca d'Almerita - Rosso del Conte 2015

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Sicily
  • Wine Maker: Carlo Ferrini
  • Grape: Nero d'Avola
  • Grape Percentage: 55% Nero d'Avola, 15% Perricone & 30% other red grapes varieties
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink 2014-2025
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 93 (2012) VS: 92 (2012) JR: 17.5+ (2010) WS: 91 (2013) JS: 96 (2013) WE: 92 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Deep, deep ruby, turning into violet. Cherry, marasca, walnut husk, wild berries, vanilla, cinnamon, mint, sage and tobacco. Rich of ripe fruit concentrate, fragrant, balanced.

Winery Information

Tasca d'Almerita

The island of Sicily is home to the Tasca d?Almerita family of estates: Regaleali, Capofaro, and Whitaker. The Regaleali estate is at the heart of the family?s wine production, and also serves as an escape from the bustle of the coastal capital of Palermo. In 2002, the family purchased vineyards on the small island of Salina to create Tenuta Capofaro, which produces elegant sweet wines with high acidity yet fresh balance throughout. The Whitaker estate consists of vineyards originally planted.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)93 pts

Aug 2016 - The venerated 2012 Sicilia Contea di Sclafani Rosso del Conte Tenuta Regaleali is a blend of 41% Nero d'Avola, 31% Perricone and the rest is a mix of various red grapes found on the Regaleali estate. Interestingly, past editions of this wine were reported as all Nero d'Avola but the blending formula seems to have gotten more complex with each passing vintage. This is a big boned wine with thick extraction and a long-lasting build. In fact, this bottle should go into the cellar for a few more years to better integrate and soften. The finish offers coffee, tar, licorice, dried fruit, blackberry preserves and much more. Rosso del Conte shows profound complexity.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012)92 pts

Bright red. Very perfumed red cherry, spicy strawberry, violet, and cinnamon on the almost aromatic, very floral nose. Ripe and suave, with a graceful mouth-feel and a long, clean mineral aftertaste which features pretty repeating floral notes. Less powerful than the 2010 but currently showing better balance and amazing grace. Lovely wine. -- Ian D'Agata

JancisRobinson.com (2010)17.5+ pts

Tasted May 2017 - Nero d’Avola, Perricone, and other, unspecified varieties. Youthful mid ruby. Serious fruit nose with a hint of black olive. This reminds me a little of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Fine, complex, strawberry and cherry fruit with firm tannins and a hint of mint. Gorgeous acidity pulls the whole thing together. One of the best Rosso del Conte together with the 2010. (WS)

Wine Spectator (2013)91 pts

A bright, medium- to full-bodied red, with brambly dark berry, cherry and mint notes, all set in an elegant, well-meshed frame. Fine-grained tannins and a pure beam of cassis show on the creamy finish. Nero d'Avola, Perricone and other red varieties. Drink now through 2028. 2,925 cases made.

James Suckling (2013)96 pts

So much treacle tart to this red but then tons of florals such as jasmine, violets and then mulberries and hints of vanilla. Full body and a remarkably juicy and tangy center palate of forest fruits, which are ripe but run clean thanks to no shortage of refreshing acidity. Long and fruit-forward yet somehow minerally on the finish. A triumph! Perhaps the best nero d'avola blend ever made. Delicious now.

Wine Enthusiast (2013)92 pts

Made from Nero d'Avola, Perricone and a small percentage of other grape varieties, this full-bodied red opens with intense ripe black-skinned berry, Mediterranean scrub, mint and tobacco aromas. The firm, savory palate offers black cherry jam, mocha, licorice and black pepper flavors framed by fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2025.

Vinification Notes

Fermentation: Traditional in red, in stainless steel tanks at 20-28°C controlled temperature. Maceration: Skin contact for 20 days. Malolactic fermentation: Totally developed. Aging: 8 months in French oak (Allier and Tronçais) 225 l barrels 100% new, 12 months in bottle before release.