Nuhar Nero d’Avola/Pinot Nero Sicilia D.O.C. 2015

Tenuta Rapitala

Nuhar, meaning flower, is sourced from parcels located in the heart of the vineyard. Here, vines grow on clay soils, sheltered from the wine, and in full sunlight. Two great varieties are planted: Nero d’Avola, which develops rich tannins and body in these conditions, and Pinot Noir, King of Burgundy, which responds well to the heat of Sicily with color, softness and depth unlike anywhere else.

Terroir:Select parcels lie at 1,800 feet above sea level are Guyot-trained on clay soil with yields of 32 quintals per acre.

Vinification: Each variety is manually harvested, first the Pinot Noir at the end of August, then the Nero d’Avola at the end of September. Each parcel is vinified in small, stainless steel tanks. Long maceration at a controlled temperature of 75-82°F allow for the extraction of only the best polyphenols. The Nero d’Avola ages in stainless steel to preserve freshness, while the Pinot Noir matures for nine months in small French barriques. Following blending, the wines are bottle refined.

Additional Information

Bright, ruby-red color and a bouquet with strong aromas of dried fruits. The palate is warm and full with a balanced acidity and elegant tannins. The finish is long and lingering and at this point, we discover again the classic aromas of a Pinot Noir ripened by the hot, Sicilian sun. Pairs well with roasted meats, game and truffle dishes.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
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  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Loose clay, sand
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  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.4 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 4.5 g/l
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Pinot Nero

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Vinous Author: Ian D'Agata
    Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Deep ruby. Spicy blackcurrant, licorice and violet on the nose. At once broad and juicy, with clean flavors of red fruits and spices complemented by noteworthy salinity. Finishes refined, with nicely suave tannins. (13.5% alcohol)

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