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Rapitalà Alto Nero D'Avola Sicilia
Rapitalà

Rapitalà Alto Nero D'Avola Sicilia

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Rapitalà, much like Sicily itself, is a mosaic of influences that comes together to create its unique identity. A marriage of Sicilian soul and French know-how, Rapitalà showcases the power and personality of Sicilian terroir with an elegant, French winemaking style.

Fruit is hand harvested and brought to the cellars in small crates to avoid disturbing the ripe grapes. The grapes are cooled at the winery right at the foot of the vineyards. The must is macerated and vinified with pump-overs in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Following racking the young wine is transferred into third use or older French oak barriques where it will rest for five months before another racking and an additional 7 months in larger 50 hl oak barrels. The goal is a slow and delicate aging that stabilizes tannins and polyphenols.

Bottle Size: 750ml

Vintages may vary by location; we will ship the most current vintage in stock.

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Notes of Scent & Flavor

  • Aroma & Taste

    The Rapitalà Alto is a terroir-driven Nero d’Avola with a concentrated typicity seen its deep, ruby color, a generous bouquet of ripe red fruits and vanilla, and a full, round, delicious flavor with a spicy, red-fruit finish.
  • Pairings

    Serve with lasagne, roasts and red meats also accompanied by delicate sauces; creamy cheeses, flans and soufflés. It is also enjoyable on its own or with exotic pairings.

“This single vineyard wine is an elegant expression of Sicily’s most important grape.”


Origins

Alto is sourced from a single high altitude vineyard on a 12 acre parcel of Rapitalà’s 500+ acres estate. The vineyard lies between at a high elevation of 1,300 to 1,700 feet and is planted to 10 year old cordon-spur trained Nero d’Avola vines. The terrain is dry and steep forcing the vines to dig deep into the barren soil. This high-altitude location sees significant diurnal changes in temperature, allowing for greater aromatic complexity and the development of a strong acidic backbone in the final wine.

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