Nuhar from Sicilian top producer Tenuta Rapitalà. A beautiful and unique red wine made from two great black grapes: the Nero d’Avola, which, in this region, becomes rich in tannin and body, and the international Pinot Nero grape, king of Burgundy, which responds to the heat of Sicily with colour, softness and depth unlike anywhere else.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Nero d'Avola 70% and Pinot Nero 30%|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The Tenuta Rapitalà covers 225 hectares in the district that slopes down from Camporeale towards Alcamo in north-western Sicily on rolling hills at 300–600 metres in altitude, on alternating clay and sandy soils. An optimal soil composition makes this ideal wine country for growing the finest vines. Rapitalà is a real name and comes from the Arabic “Rabidh-Allah” – the “river of Allah”, from the stream that flows among the vineyards, and proof that this countryside has been cultivated since ancient times. Over the centuries, generations of farmers mapped out the current form and identity of the estate. The current winery uses the most innovative pressing, refrigeration, winemaking, and bottling techniques.
The Nero d’Avola and Pinot Nero vines for the Nuhar red wine grow in Tenuta Rapitalà’s vineyards at Camporeale west of Palermo in Sicily at an altitude between 300 and 600 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by fermentation on the skins in stainless steel tanks. The Nero d’Avola stayed in the tanks, while the Pinot Nero matured for about 9 months in small French oak casks. Following this the wine was blended, bottled and refined for some months in the bottles.
Colour: Bright ruby-red.
Bouquet: Strong scents of fruits, dried and in syrup.
Taste: Warm and full with a balanced acidity and elegantly tannic. It finishes with a long and lingering aftertaste.
Longevity 3-5 years