[89 Wine Advocate] Tenuta Rapital's 2013 Sicilia Nero d'Avola Alto is a darkly concentrated red wine with a pretty bouquet of dark fruit, plum, spice, tobacco and toasted spice. This is a bold and brooding Sicilian wine with evident oak notes that add extra softness and aromatic intensity. There is a slightly gritty quality to the tannins but otherwise the wine offers bold lines and juicy dark fruit flavors. It is extra succulent, rich and well suited for near term drinking (30 Dec 2015)Winery Notes: The Rapitala Alto is a terroir-driven Nero d'Avola with a concentrated typicity seen its deep, ruby color, a generous bouquet of ripe red fruits and vanilla, and a full, round, delicious flavor with a spicy, red-fruit finish. Serve with lasagne, roasts and red meats also accompanied by delicate sauces; creamy cheeses, flans and souffls. It is also enjoyable on its own or with exotic pairings.