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Tenuta Rapitala Hugonis Cabernet Sauvignon/Nero d'Avola 03

Tenuta Rapitala Hugonis Cabernet Sauvignon/Nero d'Avola 03

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The vintage: The vintage 2003 in Sicily was of excellent quality, in spite of the need to resort to relief irrigation, in view of the high temperatures which accompanied the last phenological stages of the vine (veraison – ripening). Targeted irrigation and efficient control of the foliage led to a uniform development of the grapes, in both aromatic and polyphenolic terms, creating a good balance between vegetation and production, a fundamental priority in the making of great wines. The steady ripening resulted in a satisfactory accumulation of sugar and a good acidity.

The grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon – Nero d’Avola

The vineyard: grapes coming from vineyards of the Rapitalà estate situated at between 300 and 400 metres above sea level on rich and heavy, clayey soil, trained by the Guyot system with limited yields of grapes per hectare ( about 80 quintals per hectare).

The vinification: the grapes are picked when fully ripe, which is towards the middle of September; they are vinified separately by the red wine method in small stainless steel containers, the macerations last a long time, up to as much as three weeks for the cabernet.
The maturation:at the end of the fermentation the wines are put into French oak casks where they remain to mature for 18 months before being blended and bottled. The refinement in bottle lasts for at least six months.

The wine:deep red colour, full and complex nose with definite varietal notes, very well structured with a long flavour backed by abundant tannins.

Analytical details: 14.00% alcohol; 5.80g/l total acidity; 3.70 pH; 3 g/l residual sugar; 36 g/l dry extract.

Food matches: red meats, mature cheeses, cured pork meats.

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