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Tascante Ghiaia Nera 750ml 2011
Sku: 1891213
Drawn by a combination of unique climate and volcanic soil, with true biodiversity acting as a backdrop to the vineyards, the ”TASCANTE Estate” project, now in its third grape harve ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub-Region: Sicilia
Grape Varietal: Nerello Mascalese
Type: Still wine
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Wine Advocate 91 points - From the blackened sloped of Mount Etna, the 2011 Tascante Ghiaia Nera is a pure expression of Nerello Mascalese. The Tasca family purchased precious vineyard land on Etna and began releasing a series of volcano-based wines about five years ago. This is a very successful, ruby-colored expression that is appropriate for near-term consumption. The grape’s natural tannins have been softened and the wine shows generous fruit tones, mineral shadings, leather, tobacco and exotic spice. Drink 2015-2020.  (May 2014)

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Drawn by a combination of unique climate and volcanic soil, with true biodiversity acting as a backdrop to the vineyards, the ”TASCANTE Estate” project, now in its third grape harvest, has added a second wine: ”GHIAIA NERA” (Black Gravel), our interpretation of ”Nerello Mascalese” from the young vineyards of the Estates of Mount Etna. Another important witness for Sicily, a wine growing continent made up of different territories and countless variables, so much so that it still has enormous potential to be expressed.
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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.

 
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