Leone d'Almerita

A blend of four varieties of white grapes grown in the high hills, at an altitude up to 900 metres above sea level. A wine that is amazing for its aromatic intensity, acidity, freshness, and that over the years has come to represent a “type” all its own.

 
 
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Leone d'Almerita
Leone d'Almerita
Grapes:
Catarratto (52%), Pinot Bianco (19%), Sauvignon (15%) and Traminer Aromatico (14%).
Appellation:
Terre Siciliane I.G.T. - White.
Vineyards:
A selection of high hill grapes grown between 500 and 900 meters above the sea level.
Yield per Ha:
8.5 t.
Production method:
In stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature:
14/16°C.
Maceration:
15 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Not developed.
Ageing:
4 months in stainless steel tanks on yeasts.
Alcohol content:
12.50% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.34 - TA 5.30 g/l - RS 2.30 g/l - TE 22.80 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Bright, straw yellow with green reflections.

Bouquet:

Pink grapefruit, citrus flowers, white peach, pineapple.

Taste:

Great personality, pleasantly soft rich intense and crispy.
Year
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2016
Robert Parker
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92 points
2014
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2015
Wine Advocate
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87 points
2013
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2015
James Suckling
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91 points
2013
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2013
Robert Parker
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91 / 100
2011
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2011
Robert Parker – Wine Advocate
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90 / 100
2010
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2010
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Palermo
Medaglia d'Oro
2009
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Vintage
2010
Wine & Spirits Magazine - June
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90 points
2008
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2010
The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
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90 points
2009
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Vintage
2009
Robert Parker.com
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Rating: 89
2008
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Vintage
2009
Wine & Spirits Magazine - June
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90 points
2007
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Vintage
2009
The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
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89 points
2008
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Vintage
2008
"Guida ai Vini Prezzo-Piacere d'Italia" di D'Agata e Comparini
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Inserimento in Guida
2006
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Vintage
2007
The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
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88 points
2006
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Vintage
2007
15° Concorso Internazionale Vini di Montagna
Aosta
Diploma di menzione d'onore
2004
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Vintage
2006
Wine Enthusiast - Buying Guide
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87 points
2005
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Vintage
2006
The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
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85 punti
2005
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Vintage
2005
Gambero Rosso "Almanacco del Berebene 2005"
Roma
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo
2003
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Vintage
2005
XXV Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia
Torgiano
Diploma di Merito
2004
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2004
Decanter World Wine Awards
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Bronze
2002
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2004
Gambero Rosso "Almanacco del Berebene 2004"
Roma
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo
2002
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2004
13° Concorso Internazionale Vini di Montagna
Courmayeur
Medaglia d'Argento
2003
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Vintage
2004
XIV Banco d'assaggio dei vini d'Italia
Torgiano
Categoria Vini bianchi secchi e tranquilli ad Indicazione Geografica Tipica
2003
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Vintage
2003
Gambero Rosso "Almanacco del Berebene 2003"
Roma
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo
2001
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Vintage
2003
Grand Prix Degustation
Hamburg
Highly Recommended
2002
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Vintage
2002
XXII Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia
Torgiano
Cat. "Vini bianchi secchi tranquilli Indicazione Geografica Tipica"
2001
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Vintage
2002
Gambero Rosso "Almanacco del Berebene 2002"
Roma
Oscar Qualità/Prezzo
1999
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2000
Vinitaly - 8° Concorso Enologico Internazionale
Verona
Gran Menzione
1999
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2000
"Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2000" di Luca Maroni
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I Migliori vini dell'Annuario 2000
1998
 
 

SAUVIGNON

SAUVIGNON

This international, aromatic variety is known and planted all over the world. Leaves are medium-sized, deeply toothed and trilobate, while bunches are small and dense. The medium-sized, thin-skinned berries are averagely pruinous, and take on a golden yellow colour when ripe.

TRAMINER AROMATICO

TRAMINER AROMATICO

This aromatic variety does not adapt well to new territories, and prefers cool, mountain conditions. It has trilobate leaves with soft, barely toothed edges. The clusters are small, conical and fairly compact. Berries are round and pale-coloured, tending towards orange, with thin skins and only a light bloom.

Pinot Bianco

CATARRATTO

CATARRATTO

A white variety widespread in Sicily, where it's also known as Bianco Alcamo. There are two main clones: common white or Latin Catarratto ('bianco comune'), and shiny white Catarratto ('bianco lustro'). The bunches are pyramidical in shape, conic-cylindric, varying in density from loose-packed to compact. The grey-yellow berry is medium-sized, its skin almost without bloom. It's considered a high-yield variety, capabale of producing 12 kilos or more of grapes per vine. It's resistant to Peronospora, but susceptible to viral diseases. Catarratto is one of the main ingredients of Marsala, hence its diffusion especially in the west of Sicily between the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century.