Làmuri, 100% Nero D’Avola – Tasca (75cl) DOC Sicily
Grape: 100% Nero d’Avola
Producer: 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
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.
Vineyard: The grapes in Lamùri are selected from hillside vineyards planted at 450-
750 metres above sea level.
Winery: The must was fermented at 25-28ºC, with twelve days of skin contact.
The wine was then aged for twelve months in French oak barrels (Allier
and Tronçais), of which twenty percent was new and the remainder a
combination of second and third fill.
Taste: Aromatic, with blackberry and mulberry on the nose, some bay/cinnamon
complexity, and an elegant structure on the palate, this is fine, savoury
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