Riserva del Conte

Estate Regaleali

Riserva del Conte

Vintage 2016

San Lucio it is the first large vineyard identified in the Regaleali Estate. Grown using the bush training system, looks like a work of art, an avant-garde installation. Walking through the San Lucio vineyard is essential to understand its value; every log tells you the history, as only the old wise men can do. The oldest Regaleali large vineyard has an incredible qualitative consistency: it has a production of a few grams per plant, but it is capable of withstanding the influence of extreme climates. It is as if the plants had an organoleptic memory and were able to give life to always interesting fruits.

In 2010, after an absence of forty years, Riserva del Conte came back into production from the same vineyard.
The 2016 edition is the result of a perfect vintage from an analytical and organoleptic point of view. It also comes from the San Lucio vineyard and has the same blend of Perricone and Nero d’Avola. Following tradition, like the original version, it is aged in 500-liter chestnut barrels.

The result is a powerful wine, austere in its youth thanks to strong tannins. A collector’s wine, of which only 7048 bottles were produced, it pays tribute to the challenge that Count Giuseppe Tasca d’Almerita set himself in 1959: to make a Sicilian wine capable of competing with the world’s finest wine producers.

  • Grapes: Perricone (60%) Nero d’Avola (40%)
  • Appellation: Contea di Sclafani DOC
  • Growing area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
  • Age of vineyard: 1959
  • Training system: bush
  • Pruning system: short spur
  • Vines per ha: 6,000
  • Yields per ha: 67 ql
  • Harvest period: September 29th
  • Weather pattern: vintage characterised by a mild and dry winter, a cool spring and a summer with well-distributed rainfall. The vine’s water nutrition was good. The summer temperatures were not very high and ensured a slow and complete ripening of the grapes. The vintage was deemed worthy of being sealed in numbered bottles.
  • Vinification: an assemblage of both varieties
  • Fermentation: traditional in red in stainless steel tanks
  • Fermentation temperature: 20/28°C
  • Malolactic fermentation: full
  • Lenght of fermentation: 25 days
  • Ageing: in 100% new chestnut 500 liter barrels for 26 months
  • Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,56 – TA 6,0 g/l – RS 0,30 g/l – ET 28,0 g/l

awards

  • Guide: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 17,5/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Esordio
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Slow Wine
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Vino
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Guida Vitae
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Quattro Viti
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 96 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Sole 2016
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Guide: Vinous
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 96+ points
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Guide: Falstaff
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 96 points
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Guide: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Guide: ViniBuoni d'Italia
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: 4 stelle Corona
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Guide: Cronache di Gusto Sud Top Wine
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: Winner
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Guide: Bibenda
  • Year: 2021
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2016
Riserva del Conte