A journey into the Tasca d’Almerita world

Data:
28 Jan 2020
Categoria:
Awards, News, Uncategorized

An achievement never before attained by a Sicilian winery, underlining the profound commitment to qualitative growth of the entire “oenological continent” that is Sicily. The win for Tasca d’Almerita in the category of “European Winery of the Year” from the prestigious American publication, Wine Enthusiast, marks an important recognition for the company and for Sicilian wine, overall.

“The responsibility assumed by the Tasca d’Almerita family towards the commitment to sustainable viticulture in Sicily has had an extremely positive influence on the wine, the environment and other wineries across Italy…improving quality and spreading the message of sustainability”. This was the reasoning of lauded American publication Wine Enthusiast in their nomination of Tasca d’Almerita as European Winery of the Year, thanks in large part to the dedicated research and territorial understanding of long-time Italian editor Kerin O’Keefe.

“Our agriculture has always been based on sustainable principles. Making wine is both an incredible gift and an immense responsibility, – explains Alberto Tasca – We trust the land to tell our story, which is profoundly rooted in my family’s history; the responsibility to preserve this patrimony, the beauty of the landscape, not only physically but historically and culturally. For us wine producers at an artisanal, familial level, it is very important to be careful and precise in the agronomic choices that determine the health of the territory in which we live and work. Just as it is necessary to measure the impact of every action we take. The goal isn’t to produce sustainable wine but to produce great wine, elegant wine, in a sustainable way.”

Tasca d’Almerita was honored during the gala dinner at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on Monday 27 January 2020.

“I would like to dedicate this award to my whole family and to the women and men who have collaborated with us for generations, with wisdom and love.”