Tenuta Rapitala Alto Nero d'Avola 2016
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. 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.
Wine SpectatorRich notes of baked cherry, fig cake, tarry mineral, licorice and lavender are set in a fresh, focused, medium-bodied frame. Well-knit and lively, offering light, taut tannins that firm the chewy finish. Drink now through 2026. 400 cases imported
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Sicilia Nero d'Avola Alto presents dark fruit intensity with dried blackberry and black currant. Mild tones of spice, leather and crushed stone appear at the back. This is a slightly more elaborate expression of this mighty Sicilian grape that has been deftly produced in a manner that highlights the soft and more succulent side of the grape. The wine ages in barrique for five months and is then transferred to botti for an additional seven months of aging. Some 20,000 bottles were made. Drink Date: 2018-2022.