Tasca D'Almerita Tenuta Capofaro Didyme (IGT) 2020 (Italy: Sicily) (ID# 3819)

Name Tasca D'Almerita Tenuta Capofaro Didyme (IGT) 2020 (ID# 3819)
Varietal Malvasia
Region Italy: Sicily
Notes "Pungently fresh wild flowers and ginger lift up from the 2020 Malvasia Didyme, nicely contrasted by an enriching note of brown spice. This is silky and enveloping, matched by a pleasant inner sweetness yet still completely fresh and balanced, with ripe orchard fruits and minerals giving way to pretty inner florals. There’s a lingering salty element mingling with the tropical citrus notes that resonate through the finale, and this keeps me coming back to the glass again and again. The 2020 is a beautiful rendition of Didyme." (Vinous)

Additional Notes

"Aromas of elderflower, citrus and yellow stone fruit mingle with a whiff of wet rock. Reflecting the nose, the tangy palate offers grapefruit, ripe apricot and saline alongside fresh acidity." (Wine Enthusiast) "A pure expression of Malvasia, the Tenuta Capofaro 2020 Malvasia Didyme is the more "Sicilian" of these two dry expressions of the grape made by the Tasca family. By that I mean the wine is more exuberant and Baroque in personality with lifted aromas of sweet orange blossom, candied fruit and a touch of wild sage or salty sea breeze. The name Didyme is inspired by the ancient Greek word for "twins" because the inland of Salina is distinguished by twin peaks: the Fossa delle Felci (at 962 meters above sea level) and Monte Porri (at 860 meters in elevation)." (Wine Advocate)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
92 pts
92 pts  
91 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
13.5 Medium None Organic

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