Cygnus

Estate Regaleali

Cygnus

Vintage 2016

Its name is tied to the history of the family. A tribute to Richard Wagner, who in 1881 finished the third act of “Parsifal” in the gardens of V illa Tasca, inspired by the swans that lived on the lake. A selection of Nero d’Avola, cultivated on the high hills, and Cabernet Sauvignon blended to fully express the potential, elegance and austerity of the Sicilian grape varieties.

  • Grapes: Nero d’Avola 55% and Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Appellation: Sicilia DOC
  • Growing area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: guyot and spurred cordon Vines per ha: 4,000 on average
  • Yield per ha: 7 t
  • Fermentation: traditional in red
  • Fermentation temperature: 28°C
  • Maceration: two weeks
  • Malolactic fermentation: fully run
  • Ageing: 14 months in 225 liter French oak barrels (Allier e Tronçais), 30% new, 70% al second and third use.
  • Alcohol content: 13,5% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,48 – TA 5,7 g/l – RS 0,6 g/l – ET 26,1 g/l

awards

  • Event: Vinitaly - International Packaging Competition - Verona
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: Etichetta di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Vinitaly - Verona
  • Year: 2002
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Wine Spectator
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 88 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Inserimento in Guida con Voto 84
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Decanter World Wine Awords
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Silver
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: International Challenge - Vietnam
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Silver
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: 25° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini Italiani - Torgiano
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Merito
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Wine Enthusiast - Buying Guide
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: 6° Concorso Enologico "Sicilia Terra di Vino" AIS
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: Premio per il miglior punteggio
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Wine Spectator Online - James Suckling
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: 88 points
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Robert Parker -Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 2013
Cygnus