Alto Nero D'Avola Sicilia D.O.C., Sicily, Italy 2014
The Wine Advocate
Grape / Blend
100% Nero d'Avola
The 2014 Rapitala Alto is a terroir-driven Nero d’Avola with a concentrated typicity seen its deep, ruby color, a generous bouquet of ripe red fruits and vanilla, and a full, round, delicious flavor with a spicy, red-fruit finish. Serve with lasagne, roasts and red meats also accompanied by delicate sauces; creamy cheeses, flans and soufflés. It is also enjoyable on its own or with exotic pairings.
Deep ruby red. On the nose, distinct notes of wild berries and vanilla, followed by an enfolding, beautifully rounded, plush, soft palate. The finish offers attractive notes of berries and spice.