Wine Tasca d'Almerita, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012
The wine is dark garnet-ruby color.
Taste wine powerful, full, luxurious, with a delightful texture, velvety tannins and a long finish.
The wine has a rich, intense flavor with notes of cherries, plums, cherries, chocolate and dried herbs.
Wine is served to smoked with spices and various meat dishes of lamb or beef.
The question of who first landed in Sicily Cabernet Sauvignon, until finally resolved, but what counts were among the founders of Tasca trend, no doubt. Giuseppe Tasca (son Lucio and chief enologist economy today) says: "In the early 1980s my father felt the huge potential of the French varieties and started as an experiment to deal with them. In the beginning, all these experiments were carried out in secret, because, first of all, my grandfather rejected such ideas, and secondly, these varieties while actually been banned in Sicily. " However, after the first release of Giuseppe Tasca Sr. believed in the promise of the idea, and later to the same conclusion was reached by the Sicilian wine-making and regulatory organizations.
Cabernet Sauvignon from Tasca d'Almerita made from vintage single vineyard "San Francesco", located on 9 acres on the estate Regaleali in Palermo. The vines are planted at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level on deep clay, slightly calcareous soils. The exposition of the vineyard - south-west. Age of vines is 27 years. Harvest passes maceration and fermentation for 20 days in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 20-28 ° C. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged 18 months in French oak barrels (Allier and Troncais) and 6 months in bottles. Wine storage capacity is 15-17 years.
History Conte Tasca d'Almerita begins in 1830, when brothers Don and Don Lucio Tasca acquired Carmelo Mastrodzhiovanni Regaleali former fortress, which is located on the border between the provinces of Palermo and Kaltanisetta, in the heart of Sicily. Regaleali name comes from the Arabic "RahalAli" - farm Ali. Much has changed since then, but remain unchanged - the love of the area, respect for tradition, the cultivation of grapes and a remarkable production of high quality wines. Tasca d'Almerita company has existed for over 150 years, today it is known worldwide for its wines regularly receive awards at various competitions. Land farm consists of 500 hectares, 360 of which are given under the vineyards. They are located at an altitude of 400 to 750 meters above sea level. The local climate has unique characteristics, it allows you to collect a late harvest, making wine acquire unique tone. In the year produced 3 million. Bottles.The motto of the economy reads: "Tradition and innovation." Tasca d'Almerita owners care about the traditions and keeping pace with the times. They are used in the production of advanced equipment, thus solving, issues of tomorrow, today.