Wine Find: 2007 Tenuta Rapitala 'Nuar' Nero d'Avola

By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

August 25, 2010


This robust but ready-to-drink red is an inspired wine of the little-known but excellent Nero d'Avola grapes of Sicily and the classic pinot noir of France. The result is a fresh, forward, aromatic wine that still has plenty of body and complexity. It displays appealing notes of blueberry, wild berries, Asian spices and wood smoke. It's a wine you can't refuse.

2007 Tenuta Rapitala 'Nuar' Nero d'Avola

From: Sicily, Italy

Price: $16

Serve with: Pasta dishes, tuna steak