Tasca d'Almerita Leone d'Almerita 2008 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Tasca d'Almerita Leone d'Almerita 2008 750ml
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Tasca d'Almerita Leone d'Almerita 2008

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Category White Wine
Varietals
Region Italy, Sicily
Brand Tasca d'Almerita
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Intense straw yellow in color with green hues, Leone offers a lovely, aromatic bouquet of pink grapefruit, apple, white peach, and pineapple. Fruity with balanced acidity, Leone is best enjoyed well chilled with antipasti, fried calamari, spaghetti with clams, roasted white meats, and vegetables. Also pairs nicely with Thai cuisine.
Wine Advocate
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The 2008 Leone d'Almerita (80% Catarratto, 20% Chardonnay) is riper and softer than the Bianco. The aromatic profile recalls Sauvignon in its bright, high-toned notes, and the finish is particularly refined. This is another pretty wine from Tasca. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.

Antonio Galloni, August 2009
Wine Enthusiast
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From vineyards ranging from 700 to 900 meters above sea level, Tasca's blend of Catarratto and Chardonnay offers fluid aromas of white flower, brimstone and stone fruit. It's an easy and refreshing wine that would pair perfectly with fried calamari.

Monica Larner, December 1, 2009
Wine Spectator
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Shows fresh lemon zest and mineral character on a medium body, with a crisp, tight palate. Drink now. 29,000 cases made.

Jo Cooke, 2009