Tasca d'Almerita Rosso Del Conte
Country: Italy, Sicilia
Tasting Notes: Rosso del Conte, born in 1970, is the first wine of great quality and longevity produced in Sicily, and it has even been called the "Super Tasca." Conceived and created by Count Giuseppe, it expresses the characteristics of the Regaleali estate. Originally made with Nero d'Avola, cultivated as bushes in the San Lucio vineyard, it is now made with a small addition of Perricone. Its history is long and rich in numerous changes, including different types of ageing (large chestnut barrels from 1970 to 1987, large Slavonian oak casks until 1991, and subsequently French tonneau and oak barrels).
Varietal: Blend of Nero d’Avola grapes (63%), and other red varieties (37%).