Terre Siciliane IGP
Raphael is known as the “patron saint of travelers and ‘happy meetings’.” There are not many wines more fitting to drink while one travels nor to share in happy meetings than a chilled glass of rosé. It is a wine meant to be shared with good company and sharing in the great times that spring and summer so often bring.
It is known that Italian rosés (read rosato) are often heavy handed and dark in color. This strays from that summation and brings a touch of the Côte d'Azur to Sicily. ‘Rafael’ is a saignée of Syrah with a splash of Zibibbo from a vineyard east of the ‘Uriel’ Grillo site.
The varied nature of the soils combined with a warm and windy climate, provide the best results with minimal intervention or cultivation. Camporeale is a small farming town in the province of Palermo in the eastern part of the Val di Mazara. The area is located in the Valle del Belice, situated at altitudes of up to 1,400 feet above sea level, and surrounded by a chain of hills that protect the area from the northern winds.
Bright pink. Spices, flowers and herbs complement red berries on the nose and in the mouth. At once dense and juicy, with the light red fruit flavors and floral notes carrying through on the persistent finish, which features an underbrush nuance.
- Region: Terre Siciliane IGT
- Varietal: 97% Syrah- 3% Zibibbo
- Vintage: 2015
- Vineyard: Single Site in Camporeale
- Soil Type: Brown Clay and Limestone
- Oak: None - Stainless Steel
- Production: 800 cases
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