Tenuta Rapitalà -Nadir-red

Nadir from Tenuta Rapitalà is produced from Syrah grapes grown in calcareous clay soil at 450 meters above sea level. The harvest is done in mid-September and the grapes are cool macerated for 3 days before the actual fermentation begins. 20% of the wine undergoes the malolactic fermentation in oak barrels for 4 months. The wines is then blended together and stored in steel tanks for a year before being bottled.

Price (13,75 € Bottle)

82,50 €

Wine description

  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sicily
  • Grape variety : Syrah
  • Classification : IGP Sicilia
  • Color : Red
  • Vintage : 2013
  • Alcohol degree : 13.5%
  • Storage potential : 5-7 år
  • Volume : 75 cl

Presentation of the vineyard

Rapitalà comes from the Arabic word Rabidh Allah and means Allah's river. This testifies Rapitalà's old history when the Arabs dominated Sicily for a period during the Middle Ages. In 1968, a large part of the vineyard was destroyed in an earthquake and everything needed to be re-built. Gigi Guarrasi and the Count Hugues Bernard de la Gatinais were newlyweds and decided to put the vineyard, which previously belonged to Gigi's grandfather, back on its feet. The vineyards are located between Camporeale and Alcamo on Sicily's north-west side. The property currently represent no less than 225 hectares of hilly terrain. The wine is grown on the hills 300-600 m above sea level. Today, the property has been acquired by the Gruppo Italiano Vini that invested hugely in the production plant.

Sommelier's advice

A lively ruby red color with violet hues. An aromatic nose of ripe red berries,  assorted spices and vanilla. The palate is full-bodied and round with soft tannins. An elegant red wine to serve with red meat or game dishes.

 

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