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.
Notes: Cerasuolo di Vittoria was one of the first Sicilian wines to attain DOC status, which it was awarded in 1973.
Publication: Wine advocate
The 2013 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico strikes a lovely chord (and offers great value as well). This is a beautifully fresh, vibrant and gracious red wine. It is a complete and balanced expression that presents the power of the 60% Nero d'Avola component against the elegant floral intensity of the 40% Frappato component. Vines are planted on the Bidini Soprano plateau with red and yellow sandy soils. Nero d'Avola is planted on the darkest red soils and the grapes show extra intensity and concentration as a result. The Frappato is planted on the lighter soils.
Bright red-ruby. Delicately smoky aromas of red fruits, plum, camphor and herbs, lifted by a bright floral nuance. Enters plush and gentle, then a little tighter in the middle, showing very good focus to the plum and black cherry flavors. A pliant, shapely wine with outstanding sweetness, inner-mouth floral perfume and fine-grained tannins.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 91 (JS)
Fresh berry, rose-petal and citrus character with green-tea undertones. Medium body, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Always excellent. Drink now.