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Tasca D'Almerita Camastra Nero D'Avola Merlot Sicilia IGT

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(2005 Vintage) The large Regaleali estate, high in the central Sicilian hills, has been in the hands of the noble Tasca family since 1830. Ever since, the property has been run according to the best principles of the agricultural aristocracy: with one eye firmly on quality, and the other on experimentation. Tasca’s large range is the product of the family’s most successful innovations, including short pruning for lower yields, the championing of local Inzolia and Nero d’Avola vines, the introduction of French varieties, and the use of barrique and temperature control. Even now, forty grape varieties read more...from all over Europe are planted just for experimental purposes, with the possibility of making the grade in the future. However, there is already plenty on offer in this singularly accomplished range of Sicilian wines. This Nero d'Avola / Merlot blend has aromas of red berries and light nuances of tomato leaves and grass. These are perfectly balanced with vanilla and cocoa notes deriving from the barriques in which the wine is aged. The palate is elegant, velvety and richly intense. (hide)