Tasca d'Almerita | Sicily
The Tasca Family has always cultivated its land with passion, attention for technological innovation and deep respect for the natural environment. Nestled in a landscape of rare beauty, at an altitude between 400 and 700 meters above sea level, the Regaleali Estate has a unique microclimate that is perfect for growing a variety of grapes across its 400 hectares of vineyard. Here, the grape vines are alternated with almond trees, expanses of wheat, oat, and groves of young and old olive trees. Plants of juniper, rosemary and eucalyptus grow around the reserves of rainwater flocked with wild ducks and grey herons during winter.
The Regaleali estate has been in the hands of the noble Tasca family since 1830 and 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 barriques and temperature control.
The Tasca family have also been developing vineyards outside their main base at Regaleali. There is wonderful passito Malvasia made on the Aeolian island of Salina, and more recently the family established their Tascante estate, on the north-facing slopes of Mount Etna. The tradition and terroir of each location is captured with great clarity in the bottle. This is a singularly accomplished and increasingly complete range of Sicilian wines.