Vigna Casalj Alcamo Classico DOC, Tenuta Rapitalà 2021
The summit of the mountain that dominates the estate is home to the Catarratto vineyards from which the Casalj is produced.
A complex wine with greengage, avocado time and honeydew melon. Mineral notes on the palate with petrichor and a crisp acidity.
Why we love this:
Similar to an Etna wine perhaps, which given the elevation is not surprising. Complex, fresh and characterful.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
A document dating back to 1340 recounts of a dispute before the royal court over the ownership of a particularly sought-after feu, “Casalj Rabitallavi”. This was the historical name of Tenuta Rapitalà, 175 hectares in the district of Camporeale, with elevations ranging from 300 to 600 metres above sea level.
Rapitalà is a real name, it derives from the Arabic (Rabat Allah “garden of Allah”), testifying that this countryside has been cultivated since ancient times. Over the centuries, generations of farmers have mapped out its current shape and the identity of the estate. On this ancient land, a succession of vineyards dominates the landscape, creating a pattern of rows that the sun and Mediterranean hues transform into golden hills.