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Tasca D'Almerita Fondazione Whitaker 2018 (Italy: Sicily) (ID# 3380)

Name Tasca D'Almerita Fondazione Whitaker 2018 (ID# 3380)
Varietal Grillo
Region Italy: Sicily
Notes "This is always one of my favorite white wines from Sicily. The 2018 Sicilia Grillo Mozia Fondazione Whitaker is a luminous and clear expression with subtle aromatic intensity that reveals sea salt like the kind that is piled high in little pyramids in the salt flats in nearby Marsala. I am immediately transported to that special panorama each time I bring my nose to the glass. The wine also shows white flower, especially Sicilian star jasmine that grows wild in the sandstone building courtyards of this area." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Enticing, very refined aromas of nectarine, yellow flowers, lime and minty herbs. Then fresh, juicy and dense, with delightful clarity and cut to the pomaceous orchard and white stone fruit flavors thanks to vibrant but harmonious acidity. Finishes long and mineral." (Ian D'Agata, Vinous) "Hailing from the island of Mozia, this compelling wine opens with enticing scents of white stone fruit, orange blossom, thyme, Mediterranean scrub and citrus. Reflecting the nose, the savory palate delivers Meyer lemon, wild herbs, white pepper and saline set against vibrant acidity. It closes clean, crisp and tangy." (Wine Enthusiast) "Buttercups, fresh daffodils, citrus and jasmine. Round and oily, but stony and tight with vibrant acidity. Drink now." (James Suckling)

Price

$22.99

Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
WA: 91 pts +
VIN: 91 pts  
JS: 91 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
13.5 Medium None Organic

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DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine