Today we look at a brand new white which we are already massive fans of. A great producer working with a fantastic grape will always make an awesome final product.
Rapitalà, much like Sicily itself, is a mosaic of influences that comes together to create its unique identity. A marriage of Sicilian soul and French know-how, Rapitalà showcases the power and personality of Sicilian terroir with an elegant, French winemaking style.
In 1968, the French-born Count Hugues Bernard de la Gatinais, and his wife, Gigi Guarrasi from Palermo, inherited this estate from the Guarrasi family after it was destroyed by an earthquake. The winery was soon rebuilt and vineyards were replanted to include not only indigenous varieties, but beloved French varieties as well. At the forefront of the quality revolution in Sicily, Rapitalà was one of the first five producers on the island to offer estate bottled wines, starting with the 1976 vintage.
Today, Rapitala’s over 550 contiguous acres are divided into 180 unique vineyard parcels. Each parcel is managed, harvested and vinified separately, crafting optimal terroir expressions. As a result, Rapitalà has one of the longest harvest seasons, starting in August and ending in November, to ensure that each variety and parcel is picked at the right moment.
Tenuta Rapitala Grillo 2018 @ £11.95 - Buy it here!
This is a classic Sicilian style with aromas of citrus fruit, wildflower blossom and herbs, and a hint of barley sugar on the nose. It’s perfect with light pasta dishes, fish and poultry.
We have a few bottles available for you so don't miss your chance to grab one before it disappears. Cheers!