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Tenuta Rapitalà - Campo Reale Sicilia D.O.C. 2014

Overview

Nero d’Avola vinified on its own gives this wine an exciting red color, an aroma of ripe fruit and a typical, deep, balanced flavor. Campo Reale, named after a town close to the estate, comes from vineyards at the heart of the Tenuta Rapitalà, grown on gentle hills at 1,300 feet above sea level which, because of their history, terrain and climate, creates a Nero d’Avola with a particular elegance, rare among others of this type. Terroir: Selected parcels of vines at 1,300 feet above sea level are trained by the Guyot system on clay soil with limited yields of 36 quintals per acre. Vinification: The grapes reach full ripeness during the last ten days of September. They are vinified by the red wine method with long macerations (14 days) to extract the required phenolic substances and tannins. This produces a structured, soft and balanced wine. 20% of the resulting wine is transferred to 2nd and 3rd passage barrique for four months to layer in complexity which this grape expresses; the rest remains in steel. In February the wine is blended and bottled.

Laurent de la Gatinais discusses Campo Reale

 

Additional Details edit

Deep ruby color with floral and cherry aromas. A firm and powerful structure, a distinct but not intrusive amount of tannin and a delicate acidity.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
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  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Loose clay
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  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.63 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 4.6 g/l
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Nero d'Avola

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 87

Author: Alison Napjus

Date: Friday, February 5, 2016

"Melted licorice and tar notes are layered with blackberry coulis and grilled herb flavors in this minerally red, which is light- to medium-bodied and fresh. Drink now through 2018."

The Wine Advocate Rating: 87

Author: Monica Larner

Date: Monday, January 4, 2016

"The 2014 Sicilia Nero d'Avola Campo Reale shows distinctive aromas of this Sicilian grape with garden greens, spice, dark fruit and crushed pistachio. There's also a note of fresh fennel, dill or green caper that I often find in Nero d'Avola. It reminds me of the lush vegetation common to Sicily in the springtime. The mouthfeel is raw and tight with sour cherry flavors that make your mouth pucker. "