Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Valle dell'Acate

Bottle sizes:750 ML
Appellation:Cerasuolo Di Vittoria
Varietals:Red Blend
Varietal notes:70% NERO D'AVOLA, 30% FRAPPATO
Vineyard:Low trained on wires system, spur pruned cordon, Approx 5.000 plants for hectare
Orientation:Southeast. 150-200m in elevation.
Soil:Locally known as "Milaro" - it is characterized by a particular substrate of calcareous sandstone, inter¬leaved with packets of clay that allow the vines to produce high quality grapes.
Viticulture:Hand harvested.Low trained on wires system, spur pruned cordon, Yield for hectare: 5000 kilos
Vinification:Fermented using indigenous yeast in stainless steel.
Aging:Combination of stainless steel (for Frappato) and oak (for Nero d'Avola) for 12 months, and an additional nine months in bottle.
Tasting:Cerasuolo di Vittoria was one of the first Sicilian wines to attain DOC status, which it was awarded in 1973.