Chardonnay

Chardonnay in Sicily. Cultivated and elaborated with wisdom, in the unequalled terrain of Regaleali, it scales the heights of perfection by marrying in a surprising way the refinement of this international vine with the radiance of the Mediterranean. Fame and prestige accompany the Chardonnay of Tasca d'Almerita in its debut in 1985. Exceptional 100% vinification, unique sensations, precious, both powerful and delicate, produced with rigour in limited quantity.
 
 
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Chardonnay
Chardonnay
Grapes:
Chardonnay
Appellation:
Chardonnay Sicilia I.G.T.
Production area:
Regaleali Estate - Palermo - Sicily.
Vineyards:
San Francesco of 4.9 Ha, Cava Rina Nuova of Ha. 5.25.
Soil:
Deep, clay, slightly calcareous.
Age of vineyard:
San Francesco 1985, Cava Rina Nuova 1997.
Altitude of vineyards:
530 m. a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure:
South/West.
Training system:
Espalier.
Pruning system:
Double Guyot and Guyot.
Vines per Ha:
2900 S. Francesco, 4160 Cava Rina Nuova.
Yield per Ha:
50 q.ls.
Harvest period:
5th September.
Weather conditions:
One of the driest and cool vintages. Copious Winter rains have guaranteed water sources to overcome a very dry Summer. Spring has been mild and Summer cool. A dry Fall has allowed a very good harvest.
Production method:
In 350 liter French oak barrels at 18°C for 15 days.
Fermentation temperature:
18°C.
Maceration:
15 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Not run.
Ageing:
8 months in French oak (Allier & Tronçais) 350 liter barrels 70% new and 30% second use. 6 months in bottle before release.
Alcohol content:
14.5 % Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.55 - TA 6.80 g/l- RS 2.60 g/l - TE 26.10 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Intense golden yellow with green reflections.

Bouquet:

Exotic fruits as banana, citron, cinnamon and white chocolate.

Taste:

Well balanced acidity. Rich, elegant, persistent.
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Vintage
2014
Bibenda
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Cinque grappoli
2011
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Vintage
2013
Robert Parker
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90 / 100
2010
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Vintage
2013
Associazione Italiana Sommelier
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Oscar del vino
2010
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2013
Slow wine
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Grande vino
2010
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2013
Bibenda
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Cinque Grappoli
2010
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Vintage
2012
Bibenda e Duemilavini
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Cinque grappoli
2009
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Vintage
2011
Ais/Bibenda "Guida Duemilavini"
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Cinque grappoli
2008
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Vintage
2011
Robert Parker – Wine Advocate
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90 / 100
2009
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Vintage
2011
Slow wine
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Grande vino
2008
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Vintage
2010
AIS/Bibenda "Guida Duemilavini"
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5 Grappoli
2007
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Vintage
2010
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Palermo
Medaglia d'Argento
2008
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Vintage
2009
Guida Vini di Sicilia 2009 del Giornale di Sicilia
Palermo
Cinque Stelle
2006
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Vintage
2009
Ais Bibenda - Duemilavini 2009
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5 Grappoli
2006
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Vintage
2009
Gambero Rosso
Roma
3 Bicchieri
2006
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Vintage
2009
L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
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16.5/20
2006
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Vintage
2008
Wine Spectator Buying Guide
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90 points
2006
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Vintage
2008
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani
Roma
Inserimento in Annuario
2005
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Vintage
2008
Ais Bibenda - Duemilavini
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5 Grappoli
2005
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Vintage
2008
Chardonnay Du Monde
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Bronze Medal
2006
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2008
Wine Passion Aprile 2008
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Top Wine, I migliori
2006
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Vintage
2006
Wine Enthusiast - Buying Guide
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87 points
2004
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Vintage
2006
L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia 2006
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Vini dell'eccellenza
2003
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Vintage
2006
Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli
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Tre Stelle
2003
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Vintage
2006
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Bruxelles
Médaille d'Or
2004
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Vintage
2005
AIS - Bibenda "Guida Duemilavini"
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4 Grappoli
2002
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Vintage
2005
Chardonnay Du Monde
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Medaille d'Or
2002
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Vintage
2005
Guida dei Vini Italiani
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87 punti
2002
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Vintage
2004
Hugh Johnson - Il Libro dei Vini
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Giudizio: "Impressionante"
2001
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Vintage
2004
Parker The Wine Advocate
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89 points
2001
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Vintage
2004
Lm Editore - Luca Maroni - Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2004
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Inserimento in Guida con voto 85
2001
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Vintage
2004
AIS - Bibenda "Guida Duemilavini"
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"5 Grappoli"
2001
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Vintage
2003
Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale
Verona
Gran Menzione
2000
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Vintage
2003
Annuario dei migliori vini - Luca maroni
Roma
I Migliori vini dell'Annuario 2003
2000
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Vintage
2003
Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale
Verona
Gran Menzione
2001
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Vintage
2002
Annuario dei migliori vini - Luca Maroni
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I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario 2002
1999
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Vintage
2002
XXII Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia
Torgiano
Cat. "Vini bianchi secchi tranquillielaborati in barrique o comunque affinati in legno DOCG e DOC
2000
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Vintage
2001
Vinitaly - 9° Concorso Enologico Internazionale
Verona
Gran Menzione
1999
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Vintage
2000
"Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2000" di Luca Maroni
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I Migliori vini dell'Annuario 2000
1998
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Vintage
2000
Vinitaly - 8° Concorso Enologico Internazionale
Verona
Gran Menzione
1998
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Vintage
2000
Vinitaly - 5° Concorso Internazionale di Packaging
Verona
Etichetta di Bronzo
1998
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Vintage
2000
AIS - Bibenda "Guida Duemilavini"
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"5 Grappoli"
1997
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Vintage
1999
"Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 1999" di Luca Maroni
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I Migliori vini dell'Annuario 1999
1997
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Vintage
1998
Parker - Wine Advocate Oct.
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91/100 points
1996
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Vintage
1998
Gambero Rosso Guida "Vini d'Italia 1998"
Roma
"Tre Bicchieri"
1995
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Vintage
1997
Gambero Rosso Guida "Vini d'Italia 1997"
Roma
"Tre Bicchieri"
1994
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Vintage
1997
Parker - Wine Advocate Aug.
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90/100 points
1995
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Vintage
1997
Vinitaly 1997
Verona
Diploma di Gran Menzione
1995
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Vintage
1996
Parker - Wine Advocate Jun.
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89/100 points
1994
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Vintage
1996
Gambero Rosso Guida "Vini d'Italia 1996"
Roma
"Tre Bicchieri"
1993
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Vintage
1995
Gambero Rosso Guida "Vini d'Italia 1995"
Roma
"Tre Bicchieri"
1992
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Vintage
1995
"Annuario dei Vini Italiani 1995" di Luca Maroni
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I Migliori vini dell'Annuario 1995
1992
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Vintage
1995
"Annuario dei Vini Italiani 1995" di Luca Maroni
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I Migliori vini dell'Annuario 1995
1992 Vend. tardiva
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Vintage
1994
International Wine & Spirit Competition
London
Medaglia di Bronzo
1991 Botrytis
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Vintage
1994
International Wine & Spirit Competition
London
Medaglia di Bronzo
1991
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Vintage
1994
International Wine & Spirit Competition
London
Medaglia d'Argento
1992
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Vintage
1993
"Annuario dei Vini Italiani 1993-1994" di Luca Maroni
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I Migliori vini dell'Annuario 1993-1994
1991
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Vintage
1993
"Annuario dei Vini Italiani 1993-1994" di Luca Maroni
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I Migliori vini dell'Annuario 1993-1994
1991 Botrytis
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Vintage
1993
Gambero Rosso "Guida Vini d'Italia 1993"
Roma
"Tre Bicchieri"
1990
 
 

CHARDONNAY

CHARDONNAY

One of the best-known white varieties, this grape of French origin has a long history in northern Italy, but until recently was not much planted in the south. Clusters are fairly small, cylindrical and winged. The round, smallish berries are thick-skinned and golden yellow in colour. It's a tremendously aristocratic grape, unanimously considered among the most refined of the white varieties. Unlike most other 'noble' grapes, it combines its notable sensory qualities with robust health and relative ease of cultivation: it's resistant to cold, but makes itself at home in hot climates too. It flowers and matures early, thus avoiding the threat of diseases linked to cold and autumn humidity.