The Diamante d 'Almerita passito Terre Siciliane IGT by Tenuta Regaleali from Tasca d 'Almerita is a tribute to the diamond wedding of Conte Giuseppe to his wife Franca.
The Diamante d 'Almerita passito shines golden yellow in the glass, the nose unfolds intense aromas of candied oranges, apricots and raisins, yellow roses, citronella, orange honey and a hint of pepper. On the palate, this Passito shows elegant melting, a beautiful balance between sweetness and natural acidity, pleasant freshness and light spiciness, a multi-faceted pleasure that ends in a long, sustainable finish with delicate citrus notes.
Vinification of the Diamante d 'Almerita passito by Tenuta Regaleali
This exclusive Sicilian sweet wine follows on from the tradition of sweet wines that have always been produced in Sicily on the coast and islands. However, the grapes grow in high hills in the heart of the island, in the highest vineyards of the Tenuta Regaleali.
For the Diamante d 'Almerita, 60% Gewürztraminer and 40% Muskateller are dried on straw mats in the shade to preserve the typical aromas of the grape varieties. The dried grapes are then pressed and fermented in a stainless steel tank at a controlled temperature. There is no malolactic fermentation. The wine then matures for 6 months in a stainless steel tank and another 4 months in a bottle.
The first diamond was made in 1994 for the 60th anniversary of the marriage of Conte Giuseppe and his wife Franca, and remains a family wine for many years for special occasions. It has only been available to lovers of sweet dessert wines since 2003 and has since been awarded several times.
Food pairings for the Diamante d 'Almerita passito of Tasca d 'Almerita
An excellent and elegant dessert wine from Sicily, ideal accompaniment to dry pastries, with fruits or almonds, ripe, spicy cheeses, and as the crowning conclusion to a festive meal.
Awards for the Diamante d 'Almerita by Tasca d 'Almerita
- Luca Maroni: 92 points for 2014
- I Vini di Veronelli: 3 stars great for 2014 and 2013
- Bibenda-Duemilavini: 4 grapes for 2014, 5 grapes for 2013 and 2012
|Type of Wine:||Dessert Wines|
|Style of Wine:||Passito|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||7,0|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||174,0|
|Sub region:||Terre Siciliane IGT (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Gift for good friends , wedding , Mother's Day , Romantic Dinner , New Year's Eve|
|Ageing in:||stainless steel tank|
|Grape Variety:||Muscat à petits grains blancs (Gelber Muskateller) , Gewürztraminer|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica|
|Awards:||I Vini di Veronelli - 3 Sterne , Bibenda (Duemilavini) - 4 Trauben , Luca Maroni - 92 Punkte|
|Soil:||Sand , Loam|
|Maturation:||stainless steel tank , bottle-aged|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||10|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , Citrus Fruit , dried fruits , floral , Caramelised|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||melt-in-the-mouth , creamy , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||11 - 13|
|Style:||Old World , classic , elegant|
|Food Pairing:||Desserts , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Dessert Wine Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Schlegel bottle|
|Bottle size in L:||0,5|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||6|
|Alcohol % ABV:||11,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Conte Tasca d'Almerita S.A.R.L. - Via dei Fiori 13 - 90129 Palermo - Italien|