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2008 Tasca d'Almerita Tenuta Regaleali 'Rosso del Conte' Contea di Sclafani, Sicily, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $45   From: $32   To: $108

Search Rank 3065 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 3065th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 1888th

Score: 92. When to drink: 2018 to 2030
The Wine-Searcher score of 92/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
93/100    
17.5/20   2018 to 2030
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Price History for 2008 Tasca d'Almerita Tenuta Regaleali 'Rosso del Conte' Contea di Sclafani, Sicily, Italy
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Grape Variety: Nero d'Avola

Nero d’Avola (also known as Calabrese) is the most important and widely planted red wine grape variety in Sicily. Vast volumes of Nero d’Avola are produced on the island every year, and have been for centuries. The dark-skinned grape is of great historical importance to Sicily and takes its present-day name from the town of Avola on the island’s southeast coast. The area was a hotbed of trade and population movement during the Middle Ages and Nero d’Avola was frequently used to add color and body to lesser wines in mainland Italy.

Translated, Nero d’Avola means "Black of Avola", a reference to the grape’s distinctive dark colouring, but its exact origins are the subject of debate. The region of ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Contea di Sclafani wine region

    Contea di Sclafani is an Italian wine DOC on the island of Sicily, covering red, rose and white (rosso, rosato and bianco) wines from a relatively large area south-east and inland from Palermo, on the south coast of the island. The DOC's name is that of an ancient state of feudal Sicily which, although not administratively active today, still gives its name to the area south of the Madonie mountains. Although seemingly rather isolated from other Sicilian DOCs, the gap between it and western DOCs such as ... more

  • Sicily [Sicilia] wine region

    Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. At its widest point, between Messina and Marsala, the island measures 175 miles (280km) east to west, and about one third that distance north to south. Its roughly triangular shape led the island to b ... more

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