Solinero from famous Sicilian wine producer Tenuta Rapitalà. A mature top red wine from this winery expressing its strong personality and the uniqueness of the area. It is a wine that aims to obtain the maximum expression of the terroir in an intense sensory profile of the Syrah grape. A fusion of French power and Sicilian smoothness producing a complex, round and aromatic wine.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||In French oak barriques|
|Bouquet||Den viser en kompleks, aromatisk profil, der spiller fint sammen med kombinationen af moden rød frugt og krydrede peber noter.|
|Taste||En kraftig og rund smag med det generøse alkoholindhold perfekt integreret og et batteri af flotte raffinerede tanniner. Lang vedholdenhed, der slutter med overbevisende ristede noter.|
|Pairs with||Forretter, modne oste, rødt kød. Serveringstemperatur 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 Syrah grapes for the Solinero red wine come from Tenuta Rapitalà vineyards situated at an altitude of 300 and 400 metres with rich and heavy, clay soil, trained by the Guyot system with limited yields per hectare. The grapes were harvested by hand when fully ripe when their aroma richness was at their maximum.