Campo Reale Sicilia D.O.C. 2009

Tenuta Rapitala

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 Information

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.

Alcohol 13.5%; vol. 750 ml - 375 ml.

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image Snooth Editorials Author: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Date: Monday, April 11, 2011

    "Big herbal aromas dominate the nose here with distinct minerally, vegetal tones that recall spinach. Very broad in the mouth and kind of soft with mouth-filling volume. The flavors are a bit low amplitude, though this does pick up some nice strawberry notes that extend over the modest finish, perhaps turning a bit sweeter and more cherried with air. Popularly-style."

    Grade: Nero d'Avola Roundup
  • Wine Image Gambero Rosso Author: Unlisted
    Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011

    Intense ripe fruit and good balance on the palate distinguish the Nero dAvola Campo Reale 09

    Grade: 2 Bicchieri

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