Tenuta Regaleali, Sicilia DOC (Italy) Catarratto “Buonsenso 2020″

($19, Winebow):  Tasca d’Almerita family owns Tenuta Regaleali, a great and reliable name for Sicilian wine.  They have transformed Catarratto, another autochthonous grape, into a fleshy and cutting wine.  (Soon Catarratto will be called Lucido, after one of its clones, for marketing reasons because the Sicilians believe it is easier for foreigners — mainland Italians included — to pronounce.)  Regardless of how is labeled, Tenuta Regaleali’s 2020 is delightful.  Filled with delicate peach-like flavors, it not really a fruity wine because of a healthy dose of minerality and wonderful acidity, which keeps it bright and lively.  This is another Sicilian wine that provides more enjoyment than the price suggests.
92 Michael Apstein Nov 9, 2021