Wine Tenuta Rapitala, "Casalj", Sicilia IGT
The wine is light golden color.
Full, round, soft and pleasant taste of wine with a hint of bitter almond like the sun of Sicily reveals unique characteristics Katarrato.
Generous Mediterranean flavor of the wine opens with fresh notes of sage, attractive shades of tomato leaves and complex nuances of color capers.
Wine is served with fish dishes, seafood, spicy fish soups and cold meat.
White wine "Casalj" got its name in honor of the ancient manor "Casalj Rabitalavi" in Sicily, known already in the XIII century and occupies 225 hectares on the territory of Camporeale. Today it is the estate Tenuta Rapitala. Wine "seemed" 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.