Rapitala Casali is an intriguing white blend of 70% old-vines Catarratto and 30% Chardonnay from this southern island region of Italy. Tenuta Rapitala is situated in Sicily in the area of Camporeale and comprises 70 acres, of which 28 are vineyard. The vineyards extend over gentle hills at an elevation between 1000-2000 ft, where clay and sand soils combine in an ideal terroir. The Rapitala winery is named for the river that runs through the property.
Rapitala Casali is light amber in color with a nose of tropical fruits, sage and floral notes. On the palate it is medium/full in body, fresh and crisp, with rich flavors of apples, peaches and citrus. Nicely balanced and food-friendly, the wine is long and pleasant on the finish.
Enjoy Rapitala Casali over the next 3-4 years with baked halibut, scallops, roast chicken, pasta, Asian cuisine and cheese.