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Tenuta Rapitalà - Campo Reale Sicilia D.O.C. 2016


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 Online Rating: 87

Author: Alison Napjus

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

"Hints of smoke and cured tobacco underscore the red and black currant fruit of this balanced, light- to medium-bodied red. Offers a subtle finish, with light tannins. Drink now through 2020."

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 87

Author: Kerin O'Keefe

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

This early-drinking Nero d'Avola opens with ripe black-skinned fruit, tilled soil and cooking spice aromas. Straightforward and savory, it delivers black cherry, blackberry and ground pepper flavors alongside round tannins.

Vinous Rating: 88

Author: Ian D'Agata

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017

Fully saturated purple-ruby; this is very dark for a monovariety Nero dAvola. Subdued aromas and flavors of dark plums and spices could use more lift. (13.5% alcohol)