Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G Classico
Produced in: C.da Bidini – Acate (Rg) – Estern Sicily
Appellation: D.O.C.G Cerasuolo di Vittoria “Classico”
Grape Variety: Nero d’Avola 60%; Frappato 40%
Methods of growth: Espaliers and cord, approx. 5.000 plants/hectare.
Production per hectare: 6700 Kg
Aging process: Barrels and tonneaux for 12 months; bottle-aged for at least 9 months
Harvest period: The first half of September
Alcohol level.: 13,50%
Color: Intense cherry red
Aroma: Ripe hints of red fruits, blackberries, raspberries and cherries ; hints of spices including liquorice and cocoa
Flavor: Soft, full, velvety tannins, persistent and aromatic
Best paired with: Aged D.O.P. ragusano cheese, complicated and spiced dishes like chicken curry, game pâté, lamb, rabbit.
Serve at: 16°-18º C
RED SOIL: these vineyards are located on what is known as the “Bidini Soprano” plateau. The soil structure is divided between clear red sand and dark, medium density earth with good depth. The grapevines planted in dark red soil produce Nero d’Avola, while the vines planted in clear red soil produce Frappato.
The Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes are blended together to obtain the famous Cerasuolo di Vittoria (60% Nero d’Avola and 40% Frappato).