The triumphant 2016 Rosso del Conte

Alberto Tasca

Is Italy's best 2016 Sicilian?

Last February I asked Ivo Basile, Tasca d'Almerita's marketing director, if he could send me a sample of the just-released 2016 Rosso del Conte. 2016 is an outstanding vintage in most of Italy and I was curious, to say the least, how this legendary Sicilian wine had fared in that year.

Rosso del Conte, first produced in 1970 by the current owner’s grandfather, Conte Tasca d'Almerita, is a classic red blend of Perricone and Nero d'Avola which came to be after the count came back from a trip to Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the 1960s. He decided...