Tasca D’Almerita Perricone 2015 “Guarnaccio”

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Tasca D’Almerita Perricone 2015

“Guarnaccio”

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Tasca D’Almerita Perricone 2015 “Guarnaccio”

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Described for the first time in 1735, Perricone – nicknamed “Guarnaccio” by the Regaleali winemakers – has been cultivated at the Estate since 1959. A selection from the historical San Lucio vineyard, provided new vines to enable the making of this one, rich in polyphenols and spicy aromas, evoking memories of ancient wine tradition.

Grapes: Perricone
Appellation: Sicilia DOC
Production area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
Vineyards: Ciminnita (2,6 ha)
Type of soil: deep, fine clays, slightly calcareous
Year of planting: 2011
Training system: espalier
Elevation: 480 m a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure: South/East
Pruning system: high guyot
Vines per ha: 4.600
Yields per ha: 8,9 t
Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks
Maceration: 13 days
Malolactic fermentation: fully developed
Ageing: in 225-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais), second and third use, for circa 12 months
Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
Wine Analytical data: pH 3,64 – TA 5,7 g/l – RS 0,5 g/l – ET 32,7 g/l

The Perricone grape is one of character and strength, and you get a good taste of both here. The 2014 Sicilia Perricone Guarnaccio Tenuta Regaleali is a ripe and fruit-forward expression with thick extraction and a blackish color. There is a determined point of alcohol (15%) but it is wrapped tightly within the heavy texture of the wine. The bouquet delivers dark fruit, spice, terra-cotta and even a touch of Pecorino cheese rind. If you are looking for a full-bodied value wine to pair with steak or lamb, this is a great choice. 91/100  Robert Parker
AWARDS
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Event: Vini Buoni D’Italia
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 4 Stelle
  • Vintage: 2014

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