Wine Tenuta Rapitala, "Casalj", Sicilia IGT, 2010
Wine golden straw color.
Rich, rounded wine with a pleasant, refreshing taste.
Mediterranean aroma of the wine shows bright notes of sage, unusual tone of tomato leaf, delicate shades of vanilla and fine nuances of hazelnut.
Wine is served with fish dishes, seafood, spicy fish soups and cold meat.
"Casa" is created from a blend of grape varieties Chardonnay and Katarrato that are grown on top of a hill overlooking the estate, at an altitude of 300-600 meters above sea level. Vineyard soil - clay and sand. The harvest is collected in stages: Chardonnay - in August, Katarrato - in late September. Each variety vinified separately. After gentle pressing and cold static clarification slow fermentation is carried in stainless steel at a controlled low temperature. Then the wine is aged on the lees in French oak barrels before the assembly in March next year.
Wine producer - Sicilian farm Tenuta Rapitala (in Arabic - "river of God"), founded in 1971 by Count Bernard Ugonis della Gatine. The ideal climatic conditions for growing here as autochthonous and international grape varieties from which the elegant wine with a luxurious bouquet. The owner of the company has upgraded cellars and wineries, which were almost completely destroyed during the earthquake in Belice Valley. Tenuta Rapitala philosophy is that wine should only be of excellent quality and perfectly created, but most importantly their individuality and uniqueness, clearly reflects the exclusivity of its terroir.