Chardonnay

Estate Regaleali

Chardonnay

Vintage 2017

In 1985 Lucio Tasca d’Almerita decided to attempt matching the world’s most celebrated white wine variety. After experimenting with vine cuttings brought directly from Burgundy, he planted 5 hectares with Chardonnay on the inferior part of the San Francesco hill, at about 500 meters above sea level, where the land originated form fluvial sediments, which is ideal for white wine grapes. It is able to combine the savory and fresh aspect with good structural balance.

  • Grapes: Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
  • Growing area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
  • Vineyard: San Francesco of 4,9 ha
  • Year of planting: 1985
  • Elevation: 530 m a.s.l.
  • Vineyard exposure: South/East
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: double guyot
  • Vines per ha: 3,200
  • Yelds per ha: 95 ql
  • Harvest period: August 22nd
  • Fermentation: 350-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais)
  • Malolactic fermentation: not run
  • Ageing: 350-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) 70% new and 30% second use, for 8 months. In bottle for 6 months
  • Alcohol content: 13,5 % Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,28 – TA 6,8 g/l – RS 3,2 g/l – ET 23,6 g/l

awards

  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario (1991 Botrytis)
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Event: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Event: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo (1991 Botrytis)
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Event: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1995
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1992
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (June)
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 1996
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Aug.)
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Vinitaly
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 1998
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (Oct.)
  • Year: 1998
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 1999
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Event: Vinitaly - 8° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Vinitaly - 5° Concorso Internazione di Packaging - Verona
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: Etichetta di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2000
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Vinitaly - 9° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Event: 22° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: Categoria "Vini bianchi secchi tranquilli elaborati in barrique o comunque affinati in legno"
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Event: Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni - Roma
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori Vini dell'Annuario
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Vinitaly - 11° Concorso Enologico Internazionale - Verona
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Robert Parker -Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Inserimento in guida con voto 85
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Hough Johnson - Il libro dei Vini
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Giudizio: "Impressionante"
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Guida dei Vini Italiani
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: 87 punti
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Chardonnay Du Mond
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Quattro Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Wine Enthuasiat - Buying Guide
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 87 points
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Wine Passion (Aprile)
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Top Wine I Migliori
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Chardonnay Du Mond
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Bronze Medal
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Wine Specator - Buying Guide
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Annuario dei Vini Italiani - Roma
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Inserimento in guida
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Guida Vini di Sicilia del Giornale di Sicilia - Palermo
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 16,5/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Event: Slow Wine
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Vino
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: Bibenda e Duemilavini
  • Year: 2012
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Event: AIS
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Oscar del Vino
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Slow Wine
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Vino
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: Oscar del Vino
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Vino Bianco
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Event: Slow Wine
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Vino
  • Vintage: 2014
Chardonnay