Rosso del Conte

Estate Regaleali

Rosso del Conte

Vintage 2016

San Lucio was the first large vineyard established on the Regaleali Estate, from which the first and subsequent editions of Rosso del Conte were created. It covers about 7 hectares, of which 5.5 were planted in 1959 with mixed plants of Perricone and Nero d’Avola, while a portion of about 1.5 hectares was planted in 1965 solely with Nero d’Avola. The vineyard is 480 metres above sea level, with a south-south-east exposure. The soil is yellowish brown, loamy-sandy, partly calcareous, with a slight amount of skeleton; the pH is slightly alkaline (8.5). The oldest vineyard of Regaleali usually gives a medium level of vigour to the vines, a prerequisite for the balanced ripening of red medium-late grapes. It is capable of resisting the effects of extreme climates, whether hot or cold, and produces only a few grams of grapes per plant, but of an incredible constancy in quality. The vines are cultivated as bushes, the oldest and most widespread technique in the semi-arid regions of the Mediterranean. The planting density, amounting to 4,400 plants per hectare, is also classic, and is realised by placing the vines at a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. At Regaleali, short pruning is adopted for red varieties, with three-four spurs of two buds.
Often short pruning is carried out in association with a brace for tying up the shoots that develop from the spurs.
The two varieties, Perricone and Nero d’Avola, have a similar vegetative cycle: they are fairly late grapes, which ripen on average between the end of September and the beginning of October. Faithful expression of the territory from which it comes – the high hills in the centre of Sicily – on an aromatic level, Rosso del Conte never exceeds in overripe notes while still ensuring a full phenolic maturation. Exuberant, vibrant, energetic in its youth, with ageing it develops a velvety tactile texture, without losing tone or taste progression. In its long history, it has known different stylistic variations, in particular in the technique of ageing: chestnut barrels, Slavonian oak, small French oak barrels. However, it always maintains its unique identity.

  • Grapes: Nero d’Avola (53%), Perricone (47%)
  • Appellation: Red – Contea di Sclafani DOC
  • Growing area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo – Sicily
  • Vineyard: Vigna San Lucio
  • Year of planting: 1965
  • Elevation: 480 m a.s.l.
  • Exposure: South/West
  • Training system: bush
  • Pruning system: short spur
  • Vines per ha: 4,400
  • Yields per ha: 67 ql
  • Harvest: September 29th
  • Fermentation: traditional for reds in stainless steel tanks
  • Fermentation temperature: 20°C at start 28°C at finish
  • Length of fermentation: 20 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: full
  • Ageing: 225-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) all new, for 18 months Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3.45 – TA 6.7 g/l – RS 2.4 g/l – TE 30.1 g/l

awards

  • Event: 24° Fiera Vitivinicola
  • Year: 1978
  • Prize or title conferred: Grande Diploma e Gran Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1975
  • Event: 1° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini D'Italia - Torgiano
  • Year: 1981
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma e Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1978
  • Event: 5° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia - Torgiano
  • Year: 1985
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma e Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1981
  • Event: International Wine Challenge - Londra
  • Year: 1985
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1980
  • Event: "Il Vino" The Italian Wine Competition - New York
  • Year: 1986
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1981
  • Event: Concorso Enologico - Selezione Regionale - Palermo
  • Year: 1986
  • Prize or title conferred: 1° Premio ex aequo al vino
  • Vintage: 1981
  • Event: 1° Selezione Nazionale dei Vini d'Autore - Venezia
  • Year: 1988
  • Prize or title conferred: Premiato
  • Vintage: 1985
  • Event: Vinexpo 1993 - Challenge International du Vin - Bordeaux
  • Year: 1993
  • Prize or title conferred: Diplome de Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 1983
  • Event: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Event: Museo Internazionale della Etichetta - Cupra Montana
  • Year: 1991
  • Prize or title conferred: Premio Nazionale Etichetta d'Oro
  • Vintage: 000000000
  • Event: International Wine&Spirit Competition - Londra
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 1990
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate Oct.
  • Year: 1994
  • Prize or title conferred: 88/100 points
  • Vintage: 1988
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate Aug.
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: 90/100 points
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Event: 17° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia - Torgiano
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma e Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Expovina 97 - Premiazione Int. Di Vino - Zurigo
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: Vinitaly - Verona
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Gran Menzione
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Event: Fiera Enologica "Vinordic" - Stoccolma
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro (Categoria vini Rossi facia prezzo alta)
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Event: Vinitaly - Verona
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma di Medaglia di Bronzo
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Event: 17° Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia - Torgiano
  • Year: 1997
  • Prize or title conferred: Diploma e Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Event: 101 Grandi Vini d'Italia di Burton Anderson
  • Year: 2001
  • Prize or title conferred: -
  • 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'Oro
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Expovina - Zurigo
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gold Diplom
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Il Banco d'Assaggio del Nero d'Avola
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Nero d'Avola
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Wine Enthusiast
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: 91/100 points
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini Intelligenti
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Gran Prix Degustation - Hamburg
  • Year: 2003
  • Prize or title conferred: Gran Prix
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: 13° Concorso Internazionale Vini di Montagna - Courmayeur
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Oro
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Banco d'Assaggio Regionale del Nero d'Avola
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 1° Classificato
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: International Challenge - Vietnam
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Highest Scoring Wine Trophy
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Il Gusto - Guida ai Vitigni Autoctoni - Vini Buoni d'Italia
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Corona (max voto)
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 89/100 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Decanter World Wine Awords
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Bronze
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: International Challenge - Vietnam
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Gold Medal
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: International Challenge - Vietnam
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: Best International Red Wine Trophy
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Guida L'Espresso
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 17/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Wine Spectator
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 91/100 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Slow Food - Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2004
  • Prize or title conferred: 91/100 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: AIS Bibenda - "Guida Duemilavini"
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: 4 Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Decanter - Degustazione Vini Sardi e Siciliani
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Raccomended
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli
  • Year: 2005
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Wine Spectator
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 90/100 points
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Expovina - Zurigo
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 points Grosses Gold
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Wine Enthusiast - Buying Guide
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaille d'Or
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Guida - I Vini di Veronelli
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Medaglia d'Argento
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Guida ai Vini del Giornale di Sicilia
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque stelle
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Decanter
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Stars - Raccomended
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: Gambero Rosso - Roma
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: "1001 Wines to try before you die" di Hugh Johnson
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Inserimento in guida
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Wine Spectator Online - James Suckling
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 17/20 punti
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Decanter Magazine - Maggio
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 5 Stars
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Italian Wine&Food Institute - New York
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Gold Medal
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Guida D'Agata & Comparini ai Migliori Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Best 100
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 1979
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 1983
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 points
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 89 points
  • Vintage: 1991
  • Event: The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 96 points
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 points
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 + points
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 94 points
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 1994
  • Event: The Wine Advocate- Robert Parker
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 1989
  • Event: Robert Parker.com
  • Year: 2010
  • Prize or title conferred: 87 points
  • Vintage: 1981
  • Event: The Wine Advocate- Robert Parker
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 + points
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Bibenda e Duemilavini
  • Year: 2012
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2012
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Bibenda e Duemilavini
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: Wine Spectator
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Wine Enthusiast
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Wine Advocate
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 90 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 3 Bicchieri
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: 95 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Guida dei Ristoranti di Repubblica
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Stelle
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli
  • Year: 2015
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 94 points
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: Doctor Wine - Guida Essenziale Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Faccino 97 punti
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: Doctor Wine - Guida Essenziale Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 97 punti
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: Vini Buoni d'Italia
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 4 Stelle - Corona
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 93 points
  • Vintage: 2012
Rosso del Conte