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Tasca d’Almerita comes full circle
2 Jul 2013 by Walter Speller
Cheek gets you everywhere. At least that is what I thought for a moment when I contacted Alberto Tasca d’Almerita (pictured below, on the phone) with a request to taste older vintages of their flagship red Regaleali Rosso del Conte a couple of months ago. This wine is a true Sicilian icon because it was the first of its kind to emerge on the international market from Sicily in the early 1970s confidently combining high quality with an elevated price tag. At the time, the island was still predominantly known as a bulk producer and was certainly not associated with complex wines that could age. I say cheek, because the flight originally...

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